Private military and security companies (PMSCs) and the quest for accountability

George Andreopoulos (Editor), John Kleinig (Editor)

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    This book examines the growing role of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in conflict and post-conflict situations, as part of a broader trend towards the outsourcing of security functions. Particular emphasis is placed on key moral, legal, and political considerations involved in the privatization of such functions, on the impact of outsourcing on security governance, and on the main challenges confronting efforts to hold PMSCs accountable through a combination of formal and informal regulatory mechanisms and processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    Number of pages202
    ISBN (Electronic)9781000022070
    ISBN (Print)9781138854741
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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