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The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing

The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing

  • Author: Joakim Berndtsson,Christopher Kinsey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317042212
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Conveniently structured into five sections, The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions. Part One puts into context the evolution of outsourcing in Western states that are actively involved in expeditionary operations as well as the rise of the commercial security sector in Afghanistan. To explain the various theoretical frameworks that students can use to study security/military outsourcing, Part Two outlines the theories behind security outsourcing. Part Three examines the law and ethics surrounding the outsourcing of security by focusing on how states might monitor contractor behaviour, hold them to account and prosecute them where their behaviour warrants such action. The drivers, politics and consequences of outsourcing foreign policy are covered in Part Four, which is divided into two sections: section one is concerned with armed contractors (providing the provision of private security with the main driver being a capability gap on the part of the military/law enforcement agencies), and section two looks at military contractors (supporting military operations right back to antiquity, less controversial politically and often technologically driven). The final Part takes into consideration emerging perspectives, exploring areas such as gender, feminist methodology, maritime security and the impact of private security on the military profession. This book will be of much interest to students of military and security studies, foreign policy and International Relations.

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

  • Author: David J. Galbreath,John R. Deni
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317307089
  • Category: History
  • Page: 398
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The Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies provides a comprehensive collection of essays on contemporary defence studies by leading international scholars. Defence studies is a multi-disciplinary study of how agents, predominantly states, prepare for and go to war. Whereas security studies has been broadened and stretched to cover at times the near totality of international and domestic affairs, and war studies has come to mean not just operations and tactics but also experiences and outcomes, defence studies remains a coherent area of study primarily aimed at how defence policy changes over time and in relation to stimulating factors such as alterations in power, strategy and technology. This new Handbook offers a complete landscape of this area of study and contributes to a review of defence studies in terms of policy, security and war, but also looks forward to new challenges to existing conceptions of defence and how this is changing as states and their militaries also change. The volume is divided into four thematic sections: Defence as Policy; Defence Practice; Operations and Tactics; and Contemporary Defence Issues. The ability to review the field while also looking forward to further research is an important element of a sustainable text on defence studies. In as much as this volume is able to highlight the main themes of defence studies, it also offers an in-depth look into how defence issues can be examined and compared in a contemporary setting. This Handbook will be of great interest to students of defence studies, strategic studies, war studies, security studies and IR.

9781783478842

9781783478842

  • Author: Juanita Elias,Adrienne Roberts
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783478845
  • Category:
  • Page: 544
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This Handbook brings together leading interdisciplinary scholarship on the gendered nature of the international political economy. Spanning a wide range of theoretical traditions and empirical foci, it explores the multifaceted ways in which gender relations constitute and are shaped by global politico-economic processes. It further interrogates the gendered ideologies and discourses that underpin everyday practices from the local to the global. The chapters in this collection identify, analyse, critique and challenge gender-based inequalities, whilst also highlighting the intersectional nature of gendered oppressions in the contemporary world order.

THE END OF THE GLOBAL?

THE END OF THE GLOBAL?

  • Author: Liam Bemrose, Millie Bushell, Livia Cuciurean, Tessa Caplen Browne, Harry Rawson, Gabriele Piazza, Ethel Tambudzai, Tenzin Tinkol Tashi and Victoria Vall
  • Publisher: IJOPEC PUBLICATION
  • ISBN: 1912503220
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 315
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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 8.0px Helvetica} ‘The End of the Global’ features a collection of papers presented at the first ‘DEN International Student Conference’ in 2017. This publication is one of many projects that the Democratic Education Network (DEN) has been responsible for since its launch in 2016, within the department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster. In addition to supporting various other initiatives, DEN encourages and inspires students to research, get involved in student-led workshops, and publish magazines and journals. It hopes to increase our knowledge about how to open up deliberative and empowering spaces for students, and how to maximise the impact of their projects on other students’ experience. This book is a result of eclectic ideas and hard work put in by many students, and covers the views of student authors on various economic, political and social crises that shape our world today. We hope that we have taken an important step in achieving the aims of DEN through encouraging students to believe in themselves and push the boundaries of imagination and possibility. “Education should not only be about knowledge gathering, skills enhancement and degree acquisition, but be a transformative life experience. If students go away with more condence, more humility, and better equipped to deal with the various challenges and opportunities that the world around them oers, we would have succeeded as educationists.” Prof. Dibyesh Anand Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster “This book is produced by some of the students active in the ‘Democratic Education Network’. It is essentially a collective work of the former and present students in the department to learn and explore their own world independently.” Dr. Farhang Morady Academic Coordinator of DEN, University of Westminster

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Author: John Storey
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415772044
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 529
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Combining up-to-date research, innovative content and practical perspectives, this book is the benchmark by which all other strategic HRM reference works should be measured. Leading figures from around the globe survey the current state of the discipline, while also introducing and exploring new, cutting edge themes in order to offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. Section introductions and integrative critiques pull together the separate themes to provide cross-comparisons between chapters to create a cohesive and well-structured volume. Unlike other texts in this area, The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management incorporates contributions from leading management and business writers in areas adjacent to human resource management, including strategy, innovation and organizational learning. These add fresh and challenging insights into HRM themes from key mainstream business and management thinking. The field of strategic HRM is thus enriched and extended by this volume. Focusing on the interplay between theory and practice, this book is an essential resource for researchers and students studying human resource management and strategy.

Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies

Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies

  • Author: Anna Leander,Rita Abrahamsen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415729352
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current research on private security and military companies, comprising essays by a mixture of established scholars and upcoming researchers who have all made significant contributions to the field. Since the end of the cold war international security has undergone a rapid commercialization. Reorganized according to new public management principles encouraging outsourcing and privatization the result has been a rapid expansion and growth of "so called" private military and security companies (PMSCs) operating both at the domestic and the global level. These companies have been the focus of extensive research. In International Relations the debate about the extent to which the rise of PMSCs poses profound challenges to conventional state based security is still reverberating. In other disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, criminology, political geography, philosophy, development studies and law, the rise of PMSCs has posed similar challenges and been the subject of equally intense discussion. Contrary to what might have been assumed, this pluri-disciplinarity has been enriching for the study of PMSCs. Scholars have almost invariably read, often collaborated, and sometimes even published beyond their own disciplines. As a consequence the study of PMSCs does not really have a disciplinary home. This, no doubt, is one of its attractions. But it also makes it meandering, as research is dispersed across disciplines and areas. With the field becoming increasingly established, to the point of figuring as a part of many study programmes curricula, there is a growing need for an overview and unity that does not erase the enriching multifaceted nature of the field. To provide precisely this is our ambition and rationale for publishing this handbook to the study of PMSCs. The volume fills two very important functions. The first is to entice others to engage the study of PMSCs. Indeed, a core ambition of this companion is to demonstrate the breath, variety and significance of the field; to open up ways of thinking about the debate which may not seem obvious for those who approach the topic for the first time. In so doing we hope not only that scholars and students will find it more interesting but also that they may take it further into new directions. The second function is to guide research; to indicate the location of the paths, why they are interesting to walk, and also what the pitfalls might be. Indeed, to ensure that the companion fulfills these functions all the contributors have been asked to osition their own argument within ongoing academic debates, highlighting the interest of the arguments but also their limits and known pitfalls. The volume is divided into four parts. The first reviews the issues that dominate the debate about how present-day PMSCs should be understood in historical perspective, including in relation to the international system, to multiple and diverse national systems, to statebuilding and to colonialism. The second introduces core issues surrounding the presence of PMSCs in contemporary security provision, covering issues ranging from PMSC presence in military operations to their role in securing urban space. This section is the longest and the most diverse as it is intended to capture the breath of PMSC activity. The third section covers issues relating to the desirability and possibility of regulating PMSCs. Finally, the fourth part looks at how PMSCs are themselves regulating core aspects of the contemporary world including security, gender, race, entertainment, and artistic taste. To introduce this structure and explain the nature and history of the field of study, the editors will provide a thorough introduction. This book will be of much interest to students of private security companies, global governance, military studies, security studies and IR in general.

Internationale Wirtschaft, nationale Demokratie

Internationale Wirtschaft, nationale Demokratie

Herausforderungen für die Demokratietheorie

  • Author: Wolfgang Streeck
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593361130
  • Category: Democracy
  • Page: 209
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military

The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military

  • Author: Rachel Woodward,Claire Duncanson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137516771
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 580
  • View: 7364
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military provides a comprehensive overview of the multiple ways in which gender and militaries connect. International and multi-disciplinary in scope, this edited volume provides authoritative accounts of the many intersections through which militaries issues and military forces are shaped by gender. The chapters provide detailed accounts of key issues, informed by examples from original research in a wealth of different national contexts. This Handbook includes coverage of conceptual approaches to the study of gender and militaries, gender and the organisation of state military forces, gender as it pertains to military forces in action, transitions and transgressions within militaries, gender and non-state military forces, and gender in representations of military personnel and practices. With contributions from a range of both established and early career scholars, The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military is an essential guide to current debates on gender and contemporary military issues.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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