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Private Military Companies Against Development

  • Xavier Renou
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    The post-cold war emergence of Private Military Companies (PMCs) is part of a larger phenomenon, the privatization of violence in general and warfare in particular. While a minority of scholars argue that once legalized and regulated, PMCs could turn into facilitators of development through the restoration of peace in war-torn countries, this paper argues that such a position misunderstands certain basic aspects of PMCs and highlights the issues of accountability and transparency that prevent corporate mercenaries from being actors for peace and development.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Oxford Development Studies.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 107-115

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