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Gender and Private Security in Global Politics

Maya Eichler


This book is not only arguing that security privatization cannot be fully grasped without a consideration of gender, but presents a framework for studying security privatization from a critical gender perspective that emphasizes intersectionality, multiple scales, and the political nature of PMSCs. Collectively, the chapters in this book demonstrate that gender, in intersection with citizenship, national identity, race, class, and sexuality, is shaped by, at the same time as it helps constitute, the practices of PMSCs and their employees along with public perceptions of PMSCs. The chapters rec ... More

Keywords: private security, private military and security companies, PMSCs, gender, feminist International Relations, feminist security studies, intersectionality, military security privatization

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199364374
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maya Eichler, editor
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax,Canada

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Part I Beyond the Public/Private Divide: Feminist Analyses of Military Privatization and the Gendered State

Part II Rethinking the Private Military Contractor I: Third-Country Nationals and the Making of Empire

Chapter 6 The License to Exploit

Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker

Part III Rethinking the Private Military Contractor II: Masculinities and Violence

Part IV Private In/Security: Gendered Problems of Accountability, Regulation, and Ethics


Maya Eichler


Anna Leander

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