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Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri

Private Military Companies: The New Condottieri Fulloon, Mark. Social Alternatives32.1 (2013): 49-52. Abstract (summary) This article examines the current role of Private Military Companies (PMCs) which have a growing profile in international affairs. They are not a new phenomenon but … Continue reading

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Towards a normative explanation: understanding Western state reliance on contractors using Social Contract theory

Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change Towards a normative explanation: understanding Western state reliance on contractors using Social Contract theory Andreas Krieg a b *Email: Andreas.krieg@kcl.ac.uk; AKrieg.jscsc@defenceacademy.mod.uk a Defence Studies Department , King’s … Continue reading

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The Rise of Privatised Military Firms During and After the Cold War

Motes 1 Mr Kindred Motes International Security Studies MA International Relations, University of Essex Autumn Term 2013 The Rise of Privatised Military Firms During and After the Cold War I. Introduction The end of the Cold War in 1991 marked … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?

Forthcoming “The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?”, forthcoming in International Community Law Review, 2014 Uploaded by Mirko Sossai Abstract: The purpose of the present analysis is to investigate whether the law of collective … Continue reading

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Companies and Combat Operations: Regulating Private Military Companies After the War on Terror

Companies and Combat Operations: Regulating Private Military Companies After the War on Terror Uploaded by Sara Mc Guire Abstract: The privatization of warfare has led to increasing state reliance on private military companies (PMCs) in the conduct of security operations. … Continue reading

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Framework to Private Military and Security Contractors: The International Regulation of PMSC Compliance With Human Rights Objectives

Forthcoming Framework to Private Military and Security Contractors: The International Regulation of PMSC Compliance With Human Rights Objectives Uploaded by Sara Mc Guire Abstract: Private military companies are a ubiquitous facet of the military apparatus of developed states. The international … Continue reading

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Goldmine A Critical Look at the Commercialization of Afghan Demining

Goldmine  A Critical Look at the Commercialization of Afghan Demining  For paper click above link

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Is there an appropriate role for Private Military Companies (PMCs) in the contemporary security context?

Is there an appropriate role for Private Military Companies (PMCs) in the contemporary security context? … Click above link for paper

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The Consequences of Privatizing Security

The Consequences of Privatizing Security 11 November 2013 By Linn Kristin Klausen Controversy over private security companies sparked late last month in Malaysia as the country experienced two armed robberies by security guards. This follows closely after public outcry earlier … Continue reading

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War by Contract. The Scope, Drivers and Implications of Military Privatisation

War by Contract. The Scope, Drivers and Implications of Military Privatisation

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