Privatising Peace: A Corporate Adjunct to United Nations Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations

Hardcover | November 12, 2009

byM. Patterson

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The history of United Nations peacekeeping is largely one of failure. This book puts a case for augmenting ad hoc peacekeepers with competent contract labour; and within the constraints of a new legal regime, supporting future operations with well-trained contractors who might subdue by force those who inflict gross human rights abuses on others.

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The history of United Nations peacekeeping is largely one of failure. This book puts a case for augmenting ad hoc peacekeepers with competent contract labour; and within the constraints of a new legal regime, supporting future operations with well-trained contractors who might subdue by force those who inflict gross human rights abuses...

MALCOLM HUGH PATTERSON is an Australian lawyer who teaches International Law and International Relations. Since being awarded his PhD from the University of Cambridge, he has taught at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, published in the Journal of Conflict and Security Law and contributed a chapter to The Global Arms Trade. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:November 12, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224253

ISBN - 13:9780230224254

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Table of Contents

Introduction
UN Deployments: Alternatives to Ad Hoc Sovereign Forces
From Mercenary to UN Contractor?
The Public - Private Security Environment
Other Industry Hazards
A Modest Proposal
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index