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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

I. The global growth of private military and security companies: Trends, actors and issues of concern

Chapter:
4. Private military and security companies in armed conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Ori Swed, Marina Caparini, Sorcha Macleod

The last 20 years have witnessed the rapid growth of the private military and security industry, with security providers increasing their participation in the state execution of military and security functions. This is a rapid change that has transformed a profession often given pariah status into a legitimate industry and a commonplace state proxy. At the same time, this change has introduced new types of security and human rights concerns with the state delegating its capacity to use coercive violence to private for-profit actors.

Citation (MLA):
Swed, Ori, Marina Caparini, and Sorcha Macleod. "4. Private military and security companies in armed conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-004-div1-025.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Swed, O., Caparini, M., & Macleod, S. (2016). 4. Private military and security companies in armed conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-004-div1-025.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Swed, Ori, Marina Caparini, and Sorcha Macleod. "4. Private military and security companies in armed conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 22 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-004-div1-025.xml
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