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Privatisierung des Militärischen? : Private Militärfirmen als Akteure in der US-Außenpolitik

Private military companies in US foreign policy

  • Since the early 1990s the use of private military companies (PMCs) has proliferated. Especially the United States are increasingly turning to private contractors to perform military tasks. Privatization advocates claim that PMCs work cheaper than the military. In addition to that, PMCs give the cover of plausible deniability that regular troops lack. But the fact that legislative control or public debate are missing raises the question of accountability and underlines the need for legal means to control and regulate PMCs and their operations.

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Author:Andrea Schneiker
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2005
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2010/10/11
Tag:Außenpolitik; USA; private Militärfirmen; zivil-miltärische Beziehungen
USA; civil-military relations; foreign policy; private military companies
Source:WeltTrends - Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik, 49 (2005), S. 135 - 143
Organizational units:Extern / WeltTrends e.V. Potsdam
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, ISSN 0944-8101 / Militär in Lateinamerika 49 (2005)
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:
In Printform erschienen bei WeltTrends e.V.:

Militär in Lateinamerika. - Potsdam : Welt-Trends, 2005. - 208 S. - (Welttrends; 13.2005, 49)
ISSN 0944-8101
ISBN 3-937786-43-0
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