Readership: Scholars of international and public law, political theorists, post-graduate students, practitioners, policy-makers and regulators involved in the privatization of public functions.
Edited by Simon Chesterman, Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme, and Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, and Angelina Fisher, Institute Fellow and Programme Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law
Simon Chesterman is Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme, and a Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. His books include You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building (Oxford University Press, 2004) and Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian
Intervention and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Angelina Fisher is Institute Fellow and Program Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice. She was one of the primary researchers and authors of the reports Torture by Proxy: International and Domestic Law Applicable to "Extraordinary Renditions", issued jointly by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (CHRGJ), and Beyond Guantanamo: Transfers to Torture One Year After Rasul v. Bush, issued by the CHRGJ. Angelina is also a co-author of Tortured Logic Renditions to Justice, Extraordinary Rendition, and Human Rights Law.
"An invaluable addition to the field and will be of great interest to scholars, policy-makers, and the general public alike." - Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
"Overall, this is a timely and thorough collection on an issue of increasing global importance...this work is characterized by a pragmatic approach and intellectual flexibility and will be read with great benefit by a wide range of practitioners and academics alike." - The European Journal of International Law
Simon Chesterman & Angelina Fisher: Introduction
Part I: Accountability gaps
1: Michael Likosky: The privatization of violence
2: Olivier De Schutter: The responsibility of states
3: Angelina Fisher: Accountability to whom?
Part II: Lessons from other sectors
4: Daphne Barak-Erez: The privatization continuum
5: Alfred C Aman, Jr: Private prisons and the democratic deficit
6: Mariana Mota Prado: Regulatory choices in the privatization of infrastructure
7: Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt: Human rights and self-regulation in the apparel industry
Part III: Limits
8: Jacqueline Ross: Police informants
9: Simon Chesterman: Intelligence services
10: Chia Lehnardt: Peacekeeping
11: Simon Chesterman & Angelina Fisher: Conclusion: Private security, public order
http://www.nytimes.com/ - Read an article written by Simon Chesterman, 'Blackwater and the Limits to Outsourcing Security', in The New York Times, November 2009