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Mercenaries : the history of a norm in international relations

Author: Sarah V Percy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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With unprecedented historical range, this book examines the use of mercenaries - from the courts of medieval Europe through to private security companies in modern-day Iraq - as well as exploring the key ethical questions surrounding the mechanics of private military action.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Percy, Sarah V. (Sarah Virginia), 1977-
Mercenaries.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007013675
(OCoLC)122701648
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah V Percy
ISBN: 9780191526794 0191526797 9780199214334 0199214336
OCLC Number: 191046980
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 267 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1. Norms, Their Influence, and How They Can be Studied; 2. The Definition of a Mercenary and the Definition of the Proscriptive Norm; 3. The Origins of the Norm against Mercenary Use, 1100-1600; 4. Competing Explanations for the Nineteenth-Century Shift Away from Mercenary Use; 5. How Citizens Became the Standard: A Normative Explanation of the Shift Away from Mercenary Use; 6. The Norm against Mercenary Use and International Law; 7. New Model Mercenaries: PMCs, PSCs, and the Anti-Mercenary Norm; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Sarah Percy.

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