Regulating US Private Security Contractors

  • Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
    Pages 23-64
  4. Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
    Pages 97-161
  5. Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
    Pages 211-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-225

About this book


This book explores different aspects of the regulation of private security contractors working for governments. The author specifically examines the US, identifying the obstacles that have hindered US regulatory outcomes. Theoretical discussions, supported by conceptual analysis of Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, are applied to analysis based on interviews with current and former employees of key stakeholders. By analyzing the political, bureaucratic, and organizational obstacles to the implementation of consistent and enforceable regulations, Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito points to creative possibilities for future use of her conceptual framework.


Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Porto, Portugal. Her work focuses on the intersection of public and private security.


security post-conflict Bourdieu regulation private security contractors

Authors and affiliations

  • Jovana Jezdimirovic Ranito
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History and International RelationsUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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