Private Military and Security Companies under the Obama Administration

Renata Thrane

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt



The aim of this project is to explore, why the Obama administration has relied on the use of Private Military and Security Companies to the same extent as the Bush administration despite his heavy critique towards this trend. In order to find possible answers as to why Obama did not succeed, the project will analyze his public speeches in order to explore what was his political agenda towards military contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The theoretical framework in this project is based on neoliberalism and capitalism, which are closely associated with free market rationale and outsourcing of state functions to the private market. The project findings illustrate, that the Obama Administration had continued to rely on PMSCs, because Obama and his administration team actually were in favor of neoliberalism policies.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 maj 2017
Antal sider37
VejledereMichael Friederich Kluth