Category Archives: Academic

PRIVATIZATION OF SECURITY: FUNDAMENTAL FACTORS IN THE EXPANSION OF PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES

PRIVATIZATION OF SECURITY: FUNDAMENTAL FACTORS IN THE EXPANSION OF PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES Babadac, Andrei Alexandru. The International Annual Scientific Session Strategies XXI, suppl. CDSSS: 314-320. Bucharest: “Carol I” National Defence University. (2013) Abstract (summary) The end of the Cold War … Continue reading

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THE USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS BY PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES AGAINST SUSPECTED PIRATES

THE USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS BY PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES AGAINST SUSPECTED PIRATES Petrig, Anna. The International and Comparative Law Quarterly62.3 (Jul 2013): 667-701. Abstract The legal framework pertaining to the use of private armed guards protecting merchant ships … Continue reading

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Buying decline: The privatization of foreign intervention

Buying decline: The privatization of foreign intervention Beutel, Martha D.   University of Miami, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2012. 3511737. Recent experiences in Africa and Eastern Europe indicate that private security can be a useful tool for building state capacity. Since … Continue reading

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The New Politics of Protecting Humanitarian Space: A Private Security Revolution in Humanitarian Affairs?

The New Politics of Protecting Humanitarian Space: A Private Security Revolution in Humanitarian Affairs? Hoffman, Peter J.. City University of New York, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2012. 3508687. Abstract (summary) Over the past twenty years humanitarian agencies are increasingly encountering … Continue reading

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Selective privatization of security Why American strategic leaders choose to substitute private security contractors for national military force

Selective privatization of security Why American strategic leaders choose to substitute private security contractors for national military force Stanley, Bruce Edwin. Kansas State University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2012. 3513594. Abstract (summary) Ideas about why US foreign policy actors have … Continue reading

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‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE’: Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight

  ‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE’: Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight Ward, Gary. VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine  102.1  (Sep 2014): 34-36. Abstract (summary) A constitutional loophole allowed the impetuous Americans to join the Legion without … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION?

What Ever Happened to the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION? Military History Porch, Douglas.28.1 (May 2011): 28-35,5. Who, in fact, needs to maintain a foreign legion when anyone with enough cash can summon an à la carte, multi-capable PMC with a simple … Continue reading

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Author Hagedorn book signing in Ripley

Author Hagedorn book signing in Ripley Marla Toncray 23 hours ago  •  By Marla Toncray RIPLEY, Ohio | Ann Hagedorn, author of Beyond the River, the story of the Rankins and The Underground Railroad in Ripley, Ohio, and surrounding areas … Continue reading

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PARAMETERS Journal articles

THE US ARMY WAR COLLEGE QUARTERLY PARAMETERS Private Contractors and Military Professionals Military Professionalism & Private Military Contractors by Scott L. Efflandt Special Operations Forces & Private Security Companies by Christopher Spearin Private Military & Security Companies: A Review Essay … Continue reading

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Book Discussion on The Invisible Soldiers

C-SPAN September 22, 2014 Book Discussion on The Invisible Soldiers Anne Hagedorn talked about her book, The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security, in which she chronicles the growth and evolution of private military and security companies. She spoke at … Continue reading

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