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The Privatisation of Maritime Security - Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: Between a rock and a hard place?

Liss, C. (2007) The Privatisation of Maritime Security - Maritime Security in Southeast Asia: Between a rock and a hard place? Murdoch University, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

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Abstract

In the past few years, an increasing number of Private Security Companies (PSCs - also sometimes referred to as Private Military Companies, PMCs2) has emerged and is offering and conducting maritime security services in Southeast Asia.3 These companies offer services in addition to security provided by Southeast Asian states and their government agencies. This paper explores the role of private companies in securing vessels, ports, offshore energy installations and fishing grounds across Southeast Asia, and discusses whether or not PSCs are an alternative or viable supplement to government efforts to protect national waters, shipping lanes and other maritime assets.

Item Type: Working Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Series Name: Working Paper. Asia Research Centre. No. 141
Publisher: Murdoch University
Publishers Website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Research-capabilities/As...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23746
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