English | 240 pages | ISBN-10: 0415509890 | PDF | 7.41 MB
This book examines the political consequences of European security commercialisation through increased reliance on private military and security companies (PMSCs). The book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, global governance, peace and conflict studies, European politics, and IR in general.
This book examines the implications of commercialisation for the peace and reconciliations strategies of European states, focussing specifically on European contracting in Afghanistan. Drawing upon examples from Scandinavia, Central Europe and Continental Europe
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2 Norway: keeping up appearances
3 Denmark: how not if to outsource military services
4 Sweden: public servants from the private sector
5 Poland: indirect and ad hoc
6 Hungary: from outsourcing to insourcing
7 Romania: the high and low politics of commercialization
8 France: making both ends meet?
9 Germany: civilian power revisited
10 Italy: keeping or selling stocks?
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