Internationalizing and Privatizing War and Peace

  • Authors
  • Herbert Wulf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: New Wars and the Bumpy Ride to Peace Building

  3. Concepts

  4. International Interventions and Privatizing Military Functions

  5. Conclusions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-263

About this book


In this timely work, the author analyzes the use of private military firms and international interventions of the military. Outsourcing to the private sector takes missions away from the military, but the shift towards international intervention adds new, wider functions to the traditional role of defence. If these two trends continue at the present pace, important security functions will be out of control of parliaments, national governments and international authorities. The state monopoly of violence - an achievement of civilization - is at stake.


competition Europe European Union (EU) intervention Peace Peace Building Peacekeeping violence

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52548-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51481-2
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