Search for dissertations about: "private military"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words private military.

  1. 1. (Re)Inventing the Armed Forces: A Governmentality Analysis of Swedish Military Marketing and Outreach in the Era of Voluntarism

    Author : Sanna Strand; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Civil-military relations; Governmentality; Gender exceptionalism; Military recruitment; Military identity; Public relations;

    Abstract : In 2010, Sweden abandoned its century-old military conscription in favour of an All-Volunteer Force (AVF). The Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) was now exposed to competition over labour, and soldiering was no longer a duty connected to male citizenship. It was a job among many. READ MORE

  2. 2. Public Private Business Models for Defence Acquisition - A Multiple Case Study of Defence Acquisition Projects in the UK

    Author : Thomas Ekström; Andreas Norrman; Peter Tatham; Teknisk logistik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Defence transformation; military logistics; supply chain; support chain; defence acquisition; Business Model; Public Private Participation; Cooperation and Partnership; Value-for-Money; performance; risk; multiple case study; misalignment; transformation av försvaret; militär logistik; försörjnings- och underhållskedja; försvarsanskaffning; affärsmodell; offentlig privat samverkan; valuta för pengarna; prestation; multipel fallstudie; inkonsekvens; defence transformation; business model; public private participation; cooperation and partnership; value-for-money;

    Abstract : Since the ending of the Cold War, the defence sector, particularly the areas of military logistics and defence acquisition, has been undergoing a comprehensive transformation. There are several factors that explain this transformation: changes in defence and security policies for nations and organisations; reductions in defence expenditure; participation in Peace Support Operations; Lessons Learned from these operations, especially in the area of logistics; revolutionary development in the area of Information and Communication Technology; emergence of novel Commercial Best Practises in the areas of business and business logistics; and changes in the legislation regarding the conduct of public procurement in Europe. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Strategic Use of Military Contractors : American Commercial Military Service Providers in Bosnia and Liberia: 1995-2009

    Author : Marcus Mohlin; Pekka Sivonen; Jan Hallenberg; Anna Leander; Försvarshögskolan; []
    Keywords : Krigsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Drawing from strategic theory, this study investigates the strategic roles of commercial companies providing military services, frequently referred to as private military companies.  Theoretically, the thesis analyzes how states organize its military capabilities in order to be able to wield power within the international system while empirically, it examines the character and role of commercial companies that provide military training services to the United States Government and partner nations. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Privatisation of Security and State Control of Force: Changes, Challenges and the Case of Iraq

    Author : Joakim Berndtsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; peace and development research; privatisation of security; private security companies; civil-military relations; state control of force; state monopoly of violence; Iraq;

    Abstract : The thematic focus of this dissertation is the privatisation of security, that is, the increasing use of private security companies (PSCs) to perform security- and military-related tasks traditionally associated with the state and institutions such as the police or the military. More concretely, the study investigates security privatisation in the context of violent conflict and in relation to the problem of state control of force. READ MORE

  5. 5. Macroeconometric Studies of Private Consumption, Government Debt and Real Exchange Rates

    Author : Jesper Hansson; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; econometrics; Economics; Real exchange rate; Public debt; Structural VAR model; Cointegration; Habits; Permanent income hypothesis PIH ; economic theory; economic systems; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : Advances in time series analysis during the last two decades have stimulated research in a number of areas in macroeconomics. This thesis is a compilation of five essays using cointegrated vector autoregressive (VAR) models, unit root tests and regime switching models to investigate the behavior of private consumption, public debt and the real exchange rate. READ MORE