Commercializing Cosmopolitan Security : Safeguarding the by Andreas Krieg

By Andreas Krieg

This e-book analyses key themes inside of foreign politics: the accountability to guard (R2P) and the commercialization and privatization of protection. In an international of ungoverned areas, nation failure and erupting humanitarian crises, the foreign group is more and more referred to as upon to workout its accountability to guard groups lower than danger. the following, Krieg explains the civil-military dynamics in the back of the state’s failure to successfully intrude in humanitarian crises in a foreign country utilizing its serviceman. The crucial query that follows is: may the non-public army contractor be a greater replacement agent of the country in humanitarian intervention? This ebook demonstrates that given his expert id and position in the direction of customer country and public, the contractor will be hired successfully in humanitarian intervention to generate extra moral results. This quantity is key studying for researchers and post-graduate scholars of R2P, overseas protection reviews and privatization, in addition to Peace and clash reviews and diplomacy extra broadly.

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36 Hence, according to Cook’s definition of the state’s obligation not to abuse the soldier’s wholehearted commitment as a public servant, the state may only use the soldier to provide security as a public good, that is the protection of society and its interests. 37 Finally, as the soldier willingly and wholeheartedly commits to his social contractarian duty to provide security as a public good amid high operational risks, the state–soldier contract obliges the state to ensure that within the execution of his duty the soldier is not exposed to unnecessary operational risks.

Thereby, Social Contract theory finds itself among alternative normative theorizations. In all these normative accounts, even those provided by Nozick,4 or Hegel,5 the key function of the state is the provision of public security. While Nozick and Hegel might assign less importance to societal supremacy over public affairs than Social Contract theorists, the state’s role is nonetheless security-related. The Social Contract is an idealist type of covenant granting moral legitimacy to the relationship between society and state.

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