[PDF] Private Security Companies and Local Populations: An Exploratory Study of Afghanistan and Angola

Author: Ulrike Joras and Adrian Schuster (eds.), Swisspeace, Published on: 19 May 2010

This paper looks at how local populations perceive Private Security Companies (PSCs) and what the impact of their activities may be on peoples’ every day lives, examining the two country cases, Afghanistan and Angola...The study suggests that PSCs contribute to a sense of distrust and insecurity… the resentment of the general population with respect to PSCs needs to be addressed by various actors, including PSCs themselves, their clients, host governments and the international community…[refers to AEGIS, AKE, ArmorGroup, Blackwater, Control Risks, DynCorp, EODT Technologies, Erinys, Global, Globe Risk Holdings, Group 4 Security, Inter-Con Group, Kroll, Napier Consulting, Ronin Concepts, UXB International]

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Related companies: Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group AKE ArmorGroup (part of G4S) Blackwater Control Risks DynCorp Erinys International G4S Kroll Xe (formerly Blackwater)