Business and Human Rights in Conflict Zones

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Other Readings

Books, articles, and chapters:

- Virginia Haufler. 2010. Governing Corporations in Zones of Conflict: Issues, Actors, and Institutions. In: Deborah Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan Sell. Eds. Who Governs the Globe? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

- Journal of Business Ethics. 2009. Special Issue: Peace Through Commerce: A Multisectoral Approach. Volume 89, Number 4.  

- Peter Singer. 2004. Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.  

- Deborah Avant. 2005. The Market for Force: The Consequences of Privatizing Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

- Andrew Alexandra, Deane-Peter Baker, and Marina Caparini. Eds. 2008. Private Military and Security Companies: Ethics, policies and civil-military relations. London: Routledge.  

- Chesterman, Simon and Chia Lehnardt. Eds. 2007. From Mercenaries to Market: the Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies. Oxford. Oxford University Press.  

- Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher. Eds. 2009. Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

- Kateri Carmola. 2010. Private Security Contractors in the Age of New Wars: Risk, Law & Ethics. London: Routledge.  

- Laura Dickinson. 2011. Outsourcing War and Peace. New Haven: Yale University Press.  

- Heather Elms and Rob Phillips. 2009. Private Security Companies and Institutional Legitimacy: Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility. Business Ethics Quarterly, 19, 3: 403-432. (Special Issue on the Changing Role and Responsibility of Business in a Globalized Society)  

- Kathy Getz and Jennifer Oetzel. 2010. MNE Strategic Intervention in Violent Conflict: Variations Based on Conflict Characteristics. Journal of Business Ethics. 89, 4: 375-386. 

- Oetzel, J., Westermann-Behaylo, M., Koerber, C., Fort, T, & Rivera, J. 2010. Business and peace: Sketching the Terrain. Journal of Business Ethics. 89, 4: 351-373.

Websites

- Business and Human Rights Resource Center: Business, Conflict, and Peace Portal
- Fund for Peace: Human Rights and Business Roundtable
- Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
- International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers
- ASIS-International - Standards Setting Process for Security Providers