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Privata säkerhetsföretag - Våldet som handelsvara

Alfonsson, Johan (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay tries, in different levels, to explain and create a deeper understanding for the phenomena ?private security companies?. By using Mary Kaldors theory about new wars, I will come to the conclusion that the insecurity that these wars create is an important part in understanding the emergence of a security need that these private security companies can provide. Later I investigate and explain how

the neoliberal privatization policy that is spreading through the world today has laid ground for development of the private security industry. When I have answered these questions I analyze how the private security companies can affect the state, war and peace both positively and negatively. The effect of the private security companies... (More)
This essay tries, in different levels, to explain and create a deeper understanding for the phenomena ?private security companies?. By using Mary Kaldors theory about new wars, I will come to the conclusion that the insecurity that these wars create is an important part in understanding the emergence of a security need that these private security companies can provide. Later I investigate and explain how

the neoliberal privatization policy that is spreading through the world today has laid ground for development of the private security industry. When I have answered these questions I analyze how the private security companies can affect the state, war and peace both positively and negatively. The effect of the private security companies to the state, war and peace, is that they risk undermining democracy, but provide a quick way to intervene in conflicts. The companies can offer effective personnel but at the same time drain the states from these skilled personnel. The conclusion is that there are both advantages and disadvantages coming with the use of private security companies. (Less)
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author
Alfonsson, Johan
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
'privata militära företag', 'nya krig', 'privatisering av våld', säkerhetsbehov, 'privata säkerhetsföretag', Peace and conflict research, polemology, Freds- och konfliktforskning
language
Swedish
id
1319040
date added to LUP
2008-08-18
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:34:38
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  abstract     = {This essay tries, in different levels, to explain and create a deeper understanding for the phenomena ?private security companies?. By using Mary Kaldors theory about new wars, I will come to the conclusion that the insecurity that these wars create is an important part in understanding the emergence of a security need that these private security companies can provide. Later I investigate and explain how

the neoliberal privatization policy that is spreading through the world today has laid ground for development of the private security industry. When I have answered these questions I analyze how the private security companies can affect the state, war and peace both positively and negatively. The effect of the private security companies to the state, war and peace, is that they risk undermining democracy, but provide a quick way to intervene in conflicts. The companies can offer effective personnel but at the same time drain the states from these skilled personnel. The conclusion is that there are both advantages and disadvantages coming with the use of private security companies.},
  author       = {Alfonsson, Johan},
  keyword      = {'privata militära företag','nya krig','privatisering av våld',säkerhetsbehov,'privata säkerhetsföretag',Peace and conflict research, polemology,Freds- och konfliktforskning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Privata säkerhetsföretag - Våldet som handelsvara},
  year         = {2008},
}