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Are PMCs dangerous or a necessary adjunct to state forces and international peace and stability endeavors? is pleased to introduce Private Armed Forces and Global Security, the first academic title to approach Private Military Companies constructively and not as dangerous forces, an instant classic. This is a featured item page, please use the menu on the left to return to the Books main page, or the options below.


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Private Armed Forces and Global Security: A Guide to the Issues

By Carlos Ortiz
Praeger, March 31, 2010
248 pages
ISBN: 0-313-35592-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-313-35592-9
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Carlos Ortiz is a former research fellow at the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, where previously he was awarded a PhD in International Relations. Since the mid-nineties he has conducted extensive research into the history and organization of Private Military Companies, as well as the public management strategies and regulations involving their use. He has published various articles and lectured in these areas. His work has also been oriented towards the dissemination of scholarly resources on security-contracting worldwide.


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