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About James Cockayne

James Cockayne is the lead author of Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry, and was a member of the steering committee that developed the oversight mechanism discussed in this piece. Find him on twitter @James_Cockayne.

Articles by James Cockayne

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Private security's new accountability regime?

The professionalisation of entrepreneurs in violence into a legitimate 'private security' industry provokes profound questions for state-citizen relations. Who has the power to hold these companies accountable, and how?

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