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The Morality of Private WarThe Challenge of Private Military and Security Companies$
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James Pattison

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199639700

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.001.0001

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Reforms and Implications: Regulation, Reconstructing the Public Monopoly on Force, and Just War Theory

Reforms and Implications: Regulation, Reconstructing the Public Monopoly on Force, and Just War Theory

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(p.197) 9 Reforms and Implications: Regulation, Reconstructing the Public Monopoly on Force, and Just War Theory
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The Morality of Private War
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James Pattison

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639700.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the broader implications of the privatization of military force and potential reforms to address the problems raised by the use of PMSCs. It first assesses various proposals for reforming the regulation of the industry (such as the International Code of Conduct for PMSCs and a new international law). Second, it considers the ideal way of organizing military force. It outlines a proposal for a ‘cosmopolitan AVF’, that is, for a global public monopoly on the authorization and provision of military force. In doing so, it rejects alternative systems, such as a statist system and a purely private system proposed by certain anarcho-capitalists. Third, the chapter argues that, in light of the privatization of military force, there needs to be reform to our thinking about the ethics of war and, in particular, Just War Theory.

Keywords:   anarcho-capitalism, cosmopolitan AVF, ethics of war, global monopoly on force, International Code of Conduct, international law, Just War Theory, regulation, reform, self-regulation

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