Regulating the private security industry: a story of regulating the last war

Percy, Sarah (2012) Regulating the private security industry: a story of regulating the last war. International Review of the Red Cross, 94 887: 941-960. doi:10.1017/S1816383113000258


Author Percy, Sarah
Title Regulating the private security industry: a story of regulating the last war
Journal name International Review of the Red Cross   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1816-3831
1607-5889
Publication date 2012-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1816383113000258
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 94
Issue 887
Start page 941
End page 960
Total pages 20
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This article argues that attempts to regulate the private military and security industry have been stymied by a tendency to be constantly ‘regulating the last war’ or responding to the challenges of a previous manifestation of private force rather than dealing with the current challenges. It argues that states ought to more clearly consider the direction of the industry rather than regulate in response to crises, an approach that has left regulation unequipped to deal with two fields of PSC growth: the use of PSCs against piracy, and to deliver and support humanitarian aid.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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