The effect of the privatisaton of the military force on the democratic control on military operations

Project Details


Particularly since the end of the Cold War, activities traditionally performed by uniformed military personnel have increasingly been outsourced and privatized. In a comparative research design focused on different countries in Western Europe, this project will map the democratic control mechanisms providing oversight of private military companies and will ask how this outsourcing affects the democratic control of military operations.
Effective start/end date1/10/1230/09/16

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  • History
  • International and compartive politics
  • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth


  • defense
  • Ethnicity
  • Federalism
  • International Relations
  • Democracy
  • Nationalism
  • Eastern Europe
  • Migrants
  • Political Parties