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Some of the best writing about PMCs/PSCs if found in edited collections, often following intense and topical debate during international conferences. These are some of the best such collections. For more information about any of them, please click on the Amazon box link. For future reference, please bookmark the page.

(In chronological order)

The Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing (Routledge Handbooks). Edited by Joakim Berndtsson and Christopher Kinsey. Routledge. June 29, 2016.

The Markets for Force. Privatization of Security Across World Regions. Molly Dunigan and Ulrich Petersohn (eds), Penn Press, February 2015.

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Contractors and War: The Transformation of United States’ Expeditionary Operations (Stanford Security Studies). Kinsey, Christopher Kinsey and Hugh Patterson, Malcolm (eds). Stanford University Press, 2012.

Private Military and Security Companies: Ethics, Policies and Civil-Military Relations. Edited by Andrew Alexandra, Deane-Peter Baker, and Marina Caparini. Cass Military Studies, 2008.

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Private Military and Security Companies. Chances, Problems, Pitfalls and Prospects. Edited by Jäger Thomas, and Kümmel Gerhard. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007.

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From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies. Edited by Simon Chesterman and Chia Lehnardt, Oxford University Press, September 2007.

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Private Actors and Security Governance. Edited by Alan Bryden and Marina Caparini. Zürich, Verlag Münster: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2006.

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Business and Security : Public-Private Sector Relationships in a New Security Environment. Edited by Alyson J. K. Bailes and Isabel Frommelt. Stockholm, SIPRI, 2004.

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Mercenaries. An African Security Dilemma. Edited by Abdel-Fatau Musah and 'Kayode Fayemi. London, Pluto Press, 2000.

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Peace, profit or plunder?: The privatisation of security in war-torn African societies. Edited by Jakkie Cilliers and Peggy Mason. Pretoria, Institute for Security Studies, 1999.

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