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  1. Research

    The Withering Military in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Roles for the Private Security Industry?

    Lock, Peter. 1998. "The Withering Military in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Roles for the Private Security Industry?" Africa Spectrum 33 (2): 135-55.

    Topics: Armed Conflict, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Security Regions: Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa Keywords: private security

  2. Research

    “We’ll Kill You If You Cry”: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict

    Taylor, Louise. 2003. “We’ll Kill You If You Cry”: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict. New York: Human Rights Watch.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Male Combatants, Gender, Women, Girls, International Organizations, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Militaries, Militias, Non-state Armed Groups, Peacekeeping, Sexual Violence, Rape, SV against women Regions: Africa, West Africa Countries: Sierra Leone

  3. Research

    Like Oil and Water, with a Match: Militarized Commerce, Armed Conflict and Human Security in Sudan

    Macklin, Audrey. 2004. “Like Oil and Water, with a Match: Militarized Commerce, Armed Conflict and Human Security in Sudan.” In Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones, edited by Wenona Mary Giles and Jennifer Hyndman, 75-107. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Militarization, Political Economies, Rights, Human Rights, Security, Human Security Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Sudan

  4. Research

    Private Military Contractors, Peacekeepers, and the Sexual Exploitation of Women in Conflict Zones

    Sperling, Valerie. 2011. “Private Military Contractors, Peacekeepers, and the Sexual Exploitation of Women in Conflict Zones.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference: "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition," Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 16-19.

    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Peacekeeping, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, SV against women

  5. Research

    Putting ‘Mercenary Masculinities’ on the Research Agenda

    Higate, Paul. 2009. “Putting ‘Mercenary Masculinities’ on the Research Agenda.” SPAIS Working Paper 03-09, School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Masculinity/ies, Gendered Power Relations, Masculinism, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Rights, Human Rights, Security, Violence, Weapons /Arms

  6. Research

    Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

    Schnabel, Albrecht and Amara Tabyshalieva, eds. 2012. Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Tokyo and New York: United Nations University Press.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Governance, Post-conflict Governance, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Peace Processes, Political Economies, Political Participation, Post-Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Rights, Women's Rights, Security, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325 Regions: Africa, MENA, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, Europe, Balkans, Eastern Europe, Oceania Countries: Burundi, Lebanon, Macedonia, Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste

  7. Research

    Gender and the Privatization of Security: Neoliberal Transformation of the Militarized Gender Order

    Eichler, Maya. 2013. “Gender and the Privatization of Security: Neoliberal Transformation of the Militarized Gender Order.” Critical Studies on Security 1 (3): 311-25.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, "New Wars", Economies, Gender, Gender Roles, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Masculinism, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Militarization, Privatization, Violence Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America Keywords: private security, privatization of military security, PMSCs, gender, feminist security studies, neoliberalism, militarization, United States

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    Women and Private Military and Security Companies

    Vrdoljak, Ana F. 2010. “Women and Private Military and Security Companies.” In War By Contract: Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and the Regulation of Private Military and Security Companies, edited by Francesco Francioni and Natalino Ronzitti, 1-25. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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    Topics: Armed Conflict, Occupation, Displacement & Migration, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Health, International Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law IHL, International Organizations, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Private Military & Security, Privatization, Rights, Human Rights, Violence Keywords: women, private military and security companies, gender, sexual assault, forced prostitution, human trafficking, sexual harassment, discrimination, international law, International Humanitarian Law, human rights

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