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Private Security Firms

  • By: Deborah Avant
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

A global market for military and security services emerged in the 1990s and with it a new set of transnational actors: private military and security companies. These companies have been referred to by a variety of titles and acronyms—private military ...

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