War on Contract: Private Military Companies in Colombia and Iraq (Compañías Militares de Seguridad Privada CMSP: Comparaciones Preliminaries Irak/Colombia)
Revista Digital Razon Publica, 2009
24 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2009 Last revised: 30 Dec 2009
Date Written: December 5, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the security of private military companies (PMCs) and explain some common characteristics of the Iraq war and armed conflict in Colombia. Sets how the private military security companies have acquired the rank of importance in the civil wars, explains why the CMSP has been consolidated as a profitable market for protection and that type of effect has been achieved in Iraq and Colombia, which notes are the dilemmas it has created the presence of the CMSP and the changes it has generated on democracy and the rule of law and finally proposes some reflections on possible political solutions to confront the magnitude of the problem and its international dimensions.
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Keywords: Mercenaries, private military companies security, PMCs, State
JEL Classification: H50, H55, H56, D74
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