Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
War by ContractHuman Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Francesco Francioni and Natalino Ronzitti

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199604555

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 November 2019

Policy Prospects for Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

Policy Prospects for Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

Chapter:
(p.11) 1 Policy Prospects for Regulating Private Military and Security Companies
Source:
War by Contract
Author(s):

Eugenio Cusumano

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0002

Although the PMSI does not operate in a complete legal vacuum, its inherently transnational nature makes traditional state regulation insufficient. The governance of PMCSs is thus a complex endeavour involving a broader network of actors alongside states, such as international and non-governmental organizations, the industry and its private customers. To unravel the challenges posed by the PMSI, this chapter focuses on three questions. First, it analyses what to regulate, exploring the activities of PMSCs and the dynamics of the market where they operate. It then concentrates on why the market should be regulated by drawing on the literature on civil-military relations and democratic control over the use of force. Finally, it focuses on how to regulate, analysing the potential of a combined approach based on legal regulation, market incentives, and strengthened self-regulation. It looks at the challenges and opportunities for regulation at the national, international, and EU level.

Keywords:   governance, accountability, civil-military relations, democratic control, market incentives, self-regulation, corporate social responsibility, EU, legal regulation, Afghanistan

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 .