Åse Gilje Østensen: Outsourcing Peace?: The United Nations' Use of Private Security and Military Companies
Åse Gilje Østensen, research fellow at the Departement of Comparative Politics, has published a book called "Outsourcing Peace?: The United Nations' Use of Private Security and Military Companies"
Private companies provide security and military services to states, international organizations, international non-governmental organizations, and individuals. The study looks into the characteristics of this practice and subsequently provides some explanations for the pattern and rationale thereof.