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This is our list of the top ten books focusing on private military/security companies. We are sometimes asked questions regarding which books we particularly recommend by students, scholars, and professionals. Old and new and covering different perspectives from scholars and field operators, this (always evolving) list comprises the titles we judge will allow you to develop a rounded perspective on the topic. In other words, if you want to develop expertise on PMCs/PSCs, this is our suggested reading list. For more information about any of them, please click on the Amazon link. For future reference, please bookmark the page.
 
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Essential reading! AVANT, Deborah D. The Market for Force : The Consequences of Privatizing Security. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

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. Executive Outcomes book cover

essential library title BARLOW, Eeben. Executive Outcomes. Against all Odds. Cape Town, Galago, 2007.

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DONIGAN Molly and PETERSOHN Ulrich (eds). The Markets for Force. Privatization of Security Across World Regions. Philadelphia, Penn Press, 2015.

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KINSEY Christopher. Corporate Soldiers and International Security: The Rise of Private Military Companies. London, Routledge, 2006.

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KRAHMANN Elke. States, Citizens and the Privatisation of Security. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Essential reading! ORTIZ Carlos. Private Armed Forces and Global Security: A Guide to the Issues. Santa Barbara, Praeger, 2010.

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PRINCE, Erik. Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror. Portfolio, 2013.

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·Book review by Phillip Carter. The Washington Post, December 27, 2013: TEXT

Essential reading! SINGER Peter W. Corporate Warriors. The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry. New York, Cornell University Press, 2003.

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SPEARIN Christopher. Private Military and Security Companies and States: Force Divided. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

 


THOMAS Jäger and GERHARD Kümmel (eds). Private Military and Security Companies. Chances, Problems, Pitfalls and Prospects. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007.

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