Title

Do private security companies have a role in ensuring the security of local populations and aid workers?

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Article

Publication details

Renouf, JS 2007, 'Do private security companies have a role in ensuring the security of local populations and aid workers?', European Interagency Security Forum.

Abstract

Within the framework of the debates regarding the concept of protection, this paper examines whether private security companies have a role to play in ensuring the physical security of local populations and whether they can improve the security management of humanitarian actors. The paper introduces the private security industry, highlights its strengths and weaknesses and outlines its impact on humanitarian action.

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