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The Resource The modern mercenary : private armies and what they mean for world order, Sean McFate

The modern mercenary : private armies and what they mean for world order, Sean McFate

Label
The modern mercenary : private armies and what they mean for world order
Title
The modern mercenary
Title remainder
private armies and what they mean for world order
Statement of responsibility
Sean McFate
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Modern Mercenary, Sean McFate lays bare this opaque world, explaining the economic structure of the industry and showing in detail how firms operate on the ground. A former U.S. Army paratrooper and private military contractor, McFate provides an unparalleled perspective into the nuts and bolts of the industry, as well as a sobering prognosis for the future of war. While at present, the U.S. government and U.S. firms dominate the market, private military companies are emerging from other countries, and warlords and militias have restyled themselves as private security companies in places like Afghanistan and Somalia. To understand how the proliferation of private forces may influence international relations, McFate looks back to the European Middle Ages, when mercenaries were common and contract warfare the norm. He concludes that international relations in the twenty-first century may have more in common with the twelfth century than the twentieth. This "back to the future" situation, which he calls "neomedievalism," is not necessarily a negative condition, but it will produce a global system that contains rather than solves problems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McFate, Sean
Dewey number
355.3/54
Index
index present
LC call number
U240
LC item number
.M224 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private military companies
  • Mercenary troops
  • Mercenary troops
  • Security, International
  • Mercenary troops
  • Military policy
  • Private military companies
  • Security, International
  • United States
  • Förenta staterna
  • United States
Label
The modern mercenary : private armies and what they mean for world order, Sean McFate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Peace through profit motive? -- Understanding the private military industry -- A codependency problem -- How did we get here? -- Why private armies have returned -- The murky side of private force -- The modern world order: a brief history -- Neomedievalism -- Neomedieval warfare -- Military enterprisers in Liberia: building better armies -- Mercenaries in Somalia: a neomedieval tale -- Medieval modernity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199360109
Lccn
2014000896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2868170
  • (OCoLC)861678625
  • (OCoLC)ocn861678625
  • 2850302
  • 2868170
Label
The modern mercenary : private armies and what they mean for world order, Sean McFate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Peace through profit motive? -- Understanding the private military industry -- A codependency problem -- How did we get here? -- Why private armies have returned -- The murky side of private force -- The modern world order: a brief history -- Neomedievalism -- Neomedieval warfare -- Military enterprisers in Liberia: building better armies -- Mercenaries in Somalia: a neomedieval tale -- Medieval modernity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 248 pages
Isbn
9780199360109
Lccn
2014000896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2868170
  • (OCoLC)861678625
  • (OCoLC)ocn861678625
  • 2850302
  • 2868170

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