Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

March 21, 2011

Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms do violence or create harm? This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. Join Laura Dickinson, author of Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs, for a discussion on her recent book.

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