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The Wrong of Privatizing War

SPS Seminar / Frontiers
21 April 2022, h. 10.30 
Room 27 (Faculty SPES)
and on MS TEAMS

Chiara Cordelli, University of Chicago

Chair: Nicola Riva, University of Milan
Discussants: Giulia Bistagnino, University of Milan and Stefano Ruzza University of Turin

The privatization of public functions has been a signature feature of recent governance. One striking example of this phenomenon is the outsourcing of military tasks to private parties. Departing from both those who condemn mercenarism on motivational grounds and those who justify it on instrumental grounds, the paper that will be discussed provides a novel account of the wrong of privatizing war. It argues that the privatization of war consists of a system of morally problematic, and possibly invalid, promises between states and private actors

The seminar will be held in-person and online via MS Teams.

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05 aprile 2022
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