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Private Military Companies Against Development

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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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  • Xavier Renou, 2005. "Private Military Companies Against Development," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(1), pages 107-115.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:oxdevs:v:33:y:2005:i:1:p:107-115 DOI: 10.1080/13600810500099717
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