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Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits Hardcover – January 10, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0199574124 ISBN-10: 019957412X

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"This is a timely and thorough collection on an issue of increasing global importance. Like its companion volume, this work is characterized by a pragmatic approach and intellectual flexibility and will be read with great benefit by a wide range of practitioners and academics alike."
--Ebrahim Afsah, Global Law Books,

About the Author

Simon Chesterman is Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme, and Vice Dean and Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. His books include You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building (Oxford University Press, 2004) and Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian Intervention and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2001). Angelina Fisher is Institute Fellow and Program Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice. She was one of the primary researchers and authors of the reports Torture by Proxy: International and Domestic Law Applicable to "Extraordinary Renditions", issued jointly by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (CHRGJ), and Beyond Guantanamo: Transfers to Torture One Year After Rasul v. Bush, issued by the CHRGJ. Angelina is also a co-author of Tortured Logic Renditions to Justice, Extraordinary Rendition, and Human Rights Law.

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Professor Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law.

Educated in Melbourne, Beijing, Amsterdam, and Oxford, Professor Chesterman's teaching experience includes periods at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford, Southampton, Columbia, and Sciences Po. From 2006-2011, he was Global Professor and Director of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme.

Prior to joining NYU, he was a Senior Associate at the International Peace Academy and Director of UN Relations at the International Crisis Group in New York. He has previously worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia and interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Professor Chesterman is the author or editor of twelve books, including "One Nation Under Surveillance" (OUP, 2011); "Law and Practice of the United Nations" (with Thomas M. Franck and David M. Malone, OUP, 2008); "You, The People" (OUP, 2004); and "Just War or Just Peace?" (OUP, 2001).

He is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority -- including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, and the changing role of intelligence agencies.

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