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Employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems

New research from The University of Manchester is examining whether employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems.

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The article cites ESRC-funded research by Dr James Pattison at the University of Manchester

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BBC Points West, 03/09/2014

BBC Points West, 03/09/2014 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The latest news, sport, weather and features from the West of England.

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Professor David Galbreath, of the University of Bath, who is involved in various ESRC projects, including Biochemical security 2030 and 'The Drivers of Military Strategic Reform in the Face of Economic Crisis and Changing Warfare', is interviewed between 4.04 and 4.33 minutes into the programme, about why world leaders feel the need for extra protection at the NATO summit in Wales.

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Independent Scotland would struggle to monitor intelligence, report says

Independent Scotland would struggle to monitor intelligence, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Paper says more politicians and greater expertise would be needed to scrutinise activities of Scottish and UK spy agencies
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The article is based on a report from the ESRC's Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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Comment: Scotland wouldn’t be out of security loop

Comment: Scotland wouldn’t be out of security loop | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Home Secretary is disingenuous to claim that an independent Scotland would be left out of the loop on our island’s security, writes Dr Andrew Neal
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