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Private security companies

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This change has raised a host of questions regarding the commodification of security as a public good and the role of the nation-state in its traditional role as provider of security for its citizens. This project examines the global rise of the private military and security industry, with particular attention to the issues of legitimacy and accountability.

Possible responses to the increased use of private companies to carry out military and security services are explored within this project. Particular attention is given to the regulatory measures that may be taken on the national, regional and international levels, also in collaboration with external bodies.

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