States, citizens and the privatization of security / Elke Krahmann. [electronic resource]
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
1 online resource (319 p.)
- National security -- Case studies.
Security, International -- Case studies.
Contracting out -- Case studies.
Private military companies -- Case studies.
State, The -- Case studies.
Civil-military relations -- Case studies.
Democracy -- Case studies.
Great Britain -- Military policy.
United States -- Military policy.
Germany -- Military policy.
- Recent years have seen a growing role for private military contractors in national and international security. To understand the reasons for this, Elke Krahmann examines changing models of the state, the citizen and the soldier in the UK, the US and Germany. She focuses on both the national differences with regard to the outsourcing of military services to private companies and their specific consequences for the democratic control over the legitimate use of armed force. Tracing developments and debates from the late eighteenth century to the present, she explains the transition from the centralized warfare state of the Cold War era to the privatized and fragmented security governance, and the different national attitudes to the privatization of force.
- State monopoly on collective violence and democratic control over military force
The transformation of the state and the soldier
United Kingdom: private financing and the management of security
United States: shrinking the state, outsourcing the soldier
Germany: between public-private partnerships and conscription
Iraq and beyond: contractors in deployed operations
The future of democratic security: contractorization or cosmopolitanism?
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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