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Regulating US Private Security Contractors

Benefits

  • Demystifies the regulatory process by identifying the various types of obstacles the US government faces

  • Brings new data collected through 50 interviews with senior US government, non-governmental, and industry officers

  • Offers an alternative framework that allows regulatory process to be seen as an analytical tool in order to understand social transitions

Book

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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

security post-conflict Bourdieu regulation private security contractors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History and International RelationsUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

About the authors

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

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