Founding Member

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation


The PMSRG aims to promote the study of, and raise awareness around, privatisation in defence and security policy and operations. It promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the field, including topics such as the role and activities of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), ethics/morality, defence and security policy, humanitarian intervention, multi-level governance, security governance, international humanitarian law, civil military relations, security sector reform, privatisation in 'wider security' issues, and industrial policy. The PMSRG maintains relations with government, industry and academia and comprises a rich pool of knowledge and expertise on many aspects of security privatisation, including contemporary challenges for the private military and security industry. The PMSRG organizes the Annual Private Military and Security conference which brings together actors from relevant government departments, the private military and securtiy industry as well as academia. The PMSRG issues a monthly newsletter, which was designed to act as useful source of information on the subject of military and security service privatization for academic researchers in the field. To subscribe, please send an email with your academic details to
Period1 Nov 20101 Sept 2013
Held atPrivate Military and Security Research Group