Over the past decade, armed conflicts have been on the rise in West Africa. In these scenarios, there is a growing utilization by states and economic actors of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC). This project aims to explore how these private security firms embody a specific expansion of market logics as a modality of governance and the exercise of violence and moreover, how they represent a transnational dimension of security frameworks.

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  • Time period: 2024
  • People Involved: Tanguy Quidelleur (Post-doc Researcher)
  • Research Units involved: CRG; Institut des sciences sociales du politique (CNRS – ENS Paris Saclay – Université Paris Nanterre)