Over the past decades, privatised military contracts have grown to unprecedented levels, a change that has challenged the standing ethical doctrine known as ‘Just War’ theory. How is the privatisation of military activities compromising international conduct in conflict? What does it mean for international law and ethics in conflict? Amy Eckert discusses the multi-billion dollar, private military industry with Maria Armoudian.
Amy Eckert is a professor of Political Science at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches and studies international ethics and international law. She is the author of The Future of Just War: New Critical Essays and Outsourcing War: The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization.
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