Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Private Security, Public OrderThe Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199574124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 January 2020

Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure

Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure

(p.107) 6 Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure
Private Security, Public Order

Mota Prado Mariana

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the question of how a decision to privatize is made and examines how such a decision impacts the choice of regulatory framework. By developing a comparative analysis of the privatization processes in infrastructure sectors as well as the military and security sector, it discusses the circumstances under which a regulatory framework is established, designed, and enforced. It argues that a government contracting with PMSCs should not only justify why privatization is necessary. Any such claim should be assessed by an independent body (similar to the cost-benefit analysis of regulation performed by the Office of Management and Budget in the United States). The chapter calls for transparency in privatization of private military and security services, arguing that citizens should have access to all information related to the competitive bidding process and contractual provisions.

Keywords:   privatization, private military and security companies, PMSCs, infrastructure, accountability, transparency, regulation, contracts

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .