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Private security companies and civil wars

Abstract:

Private security companies (PSCs) have experienced explosive growth since 2001, growth that has been matched only by the consequent explosion in academic attention probing their influence. It is not hard to discover that PSCs and their employees constituted the second-largest member of the US-led Coalition of the Willing during the invasion of Iraq in 2003; that this represented a 10-fold increase compared with the first Gulf War in 1991; that there are between 15,000 and 50,000 contractors c...

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Peer review status:
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10.1080/13698240802407041

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Civil Wars Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
57-74
Publication date:
2009-03-01
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EISSN:
1743-968X
ISSN:
1369-8249
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:5578
Deposit date:
2011-07-19

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