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The Resource Private security and identity politics : ethical hero warriors, professional managers and new humanitarians, Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker

Private security and identity politics : ethical hero warriors, professional managers and new humanitarians, Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker

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Private security and identity politics : ethical hero warriors, professional managers and new humanitarians
Title
Private security and identity politics
Title remainder
ethical hero warriors, professional managers and new humanitarians
Statement of responsibility
Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the self-representation and identity politics of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). PMSCs have become increasingly important over the past few decades. While their boom is frequently explained in functional terms, such as their cost-efficiency and effectiveness, this book offers an alternative explanation based on an analysis of the online self-presentations of forty-two US and UK-based companies. PMSCs are shaping how they are perceived and establish themselves as acceptable and legitimate security actors by eclectically appropriating identities more commonly associated with the military, businesses and humanitarian actors. Depending on their audience and clients' needs, they can be professional hero-warriors, or promise turn-key security solutions based on their exceptional expertise, or, in a similar way to humanitarians, assure those in need of relief and try to make the world a better place. Rather than being merely public relations, the self-referential assertions of PMSCs are political. Not only do they contribute to a normalization of private security and reinforce an already ongoing blurring of lines between the public and private sectors, they also change what we deem to be 'security' and a 'security actor'. This book will be of much interest to students of private military companies, critical security studies, military studies, security studies and IR"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joachim, Jutta M
Dewey number
355.35
Index
index present
LC call number
UB149
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schneiker, Andrea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private military companies
  • Private security services
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Security consultants
  • HISTORY / Military / Other
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Private military companies
  • Private security services
Label
Private security and identity politics : ethical hero warriors, professional managers and new humanitarians, Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identities, identity politics, and PMSCs -- Professional hero warriors -- Security experts and business managers -- Do-gooders and humanitarians -- From mercenary to hero warrior, security professional, and humanitarian: summary and discussion of findings
Control code
1046085174
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 135 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317268567
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046085174
Label
Private security and identity politics : ethical hero warriors, professional managers and new humanitarians, Jutta Joachim and Andrea Schneiker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identities, identity politics, and PMSCs -- Professional hero warriors -- Security experts and business managers -- Do-gooders and humanitarians -- From mercenary to hero warrior, security professional, and humanitarian: summary and discussion of findings
Control code
1046085174
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 135 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317268567
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046085174

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