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Private Military and Security Companies  

Berenike Prem and Elke Krahmann

Print publication date:
Mar 2010
Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Conflict Studies, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Security Studies
While early private military and security companies (PMSCs) were likened to mercenaries, today most scholars agree that PMSCs constitute a new phenomenon. They are organized as legitimate ... More