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By Deborah D. Avant

The flourishing position of the non-public quarter in defense administration during the last 20 years has challenged country keep watch over of the valid use of strength. Deborah Avant examines the privatization of safety and its effect at the regulate of strength. She describes the expansion of personal safety businesses, explains how the works, and describes its variety of customers--including states, non-government companies and advertisement transnational organizations. Avant additionally charts the inevitable trade-offs that the marketplace for strength imposes at the states, companies and other people wishing to manage it, and indicates a brand new technique to take into consideration the keep an eye on of strength.

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In chapter three, I examine how state contracts with PSCs affected the different dimensions of control 111 112 Herbert Howe, Ambiguous Order: Military Forces in African States (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2001), ch. 4. The World Factbook, 2001 (Washington, DC: CIA, 2001); Barry Posen, “Command of the Commons: the Military Foundations of US Hegemony,” International Security Vol. 28, No. 1 (summer 2003), p. 10 gives the 1 percent of Gross World Product figure. See his footnote for his method of calculation.

2 (spring 1991): 111–32. 3. The variety of arrangements for allocating violence 26 The Market for Force In thinking about institutions for the management of violence, however, a variety of very different arrangements can end up in the top left-hand box: from traditional military arrangements, to foreign troops working for another state as the German forces worked for the British during the Revolutionary War, to UN troops. Also, deciding that governments should not pay for services does not necessarily mean individuals must pay.

4 (winter 1998–99): 5–19. For the debate about how to define security, see Joseph Nye and Sean Lynn Jones, “International Security Studies: Report of a Conference on the State of the Field,” International Security Vol. 12, No. 4 (spring 1988); Jessica Tuchman Mathews, “Redefining Security,” Foreign Affairs Vol. 68, No. 2 (spring 1989): 162–77; Barry Buzan, “New Patterns of Global Security in the Twenty-First Century,” International Affairs Vol. 67, No. 3 (1991); Stephen Walt, “The Renaissance of Security Studies,” International Studies Quarterly Vol.

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