Conclusion: Private security, public order

Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher

in Private Security, Public Order

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199574124
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191721816 | DOI:
 Conclusion: Private security, public order

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The privatization of public functions thus raises important legal and political issues in the governance of private actors, but also calls into question the nature of what functions should be ‘public’. This concluding chapter draws together findings from the various chapters and outlines the key elements of a governance framework for private military and security functions.

Keywords: privatization; private actors; public actions; accountability; transparency; governance framework

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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