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Master of Arts (MA)
Abedi, Amir, 1966-
Johnson, Vernon Damani
As a response to the proliferation of private military contractors (PMC's) operating in the global marketplace today, scholars have increased the range and scope of their studies on PMC's. Yet, to date there exists no body of literature that provides a comprehensive examination of how PMC's may potentially impact the outcome to a civil conflict. My essay establishes that PMC's may play very different roles within conflicts, which influence the outcome to a conflict, and does so by examining the cases of Military Professional Resources, Incorporated (MPRI) in the Balkans, Executive Outcomes (EO) in Angola and EO in Sierra Leone.
Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Executive Outcomes (Private Army)
Balkan Peninsula; Angola; Sierra Leone
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Shea, Jessica, "War and peace: assessing the impact of PMC's on the outcome of civil conflicts" (2011). WWU Graduate School Collection. 115.