By David M. Barnes
This ebook explores the moral implications of utilizing armed contractors, taking a consequentialist method of this multidisciplinary debate.
While privatization isn't really a brand new thought for the U.S. army, the general public debate on army privatization is restricted to felony, monetary, and pragmatic matters. A serious evaluation of the moral dimensions of army privatization typically is lacking. extra particularly, in gentle of the elevated reliance upon armed contractors, it needs to be requested if it is morally permissible for governments to hire them in any respect. To this finish, this e-book explores 4 parts that spotlight the moral implications of utilizing armed contractors: how armed contractors are particular from infantrymen and mercenaries; the commodification of strength; the belligerent equality of warring parties; and the impression of armed contractors at the expert army. whereas a few take an absolutist place, eager to bar using deepest army altogether, this ebook finds how those absolutist arguments are challenging and highlights that there are conditions the place turning to non-public strength could be the basically choice. Recognising that outsourcing strength will proceed, this e-book therefore proposes a few adjustments to account for the issues of commodification, belligerent equality, and the problem to the army profession.
This e-book may be of curiosity to scholars of personal defense, army experiences, ethics, safeguard stories, and IR in general.
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The Ethics of Military Privatization: The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon (Military and Defence Ethics) by David M. Barnes