Year of Graduation
The Determinants of Militarization of Security Provision in Extractive Industries
Politics. Economics. Philosophy
This master thesis examines the topic of security provision for the oil and gas infrastructure in the areas of increased risk. It studies the factors, that may influence involvement of private military contractors instead of public armed forces. Utilizing the qualitative-comparative analysis, it examines a number of cases - oil developing countries, in order to determine if any aspects of state capacity are influencing that. As a result it confirms correlation of state capacity measurements with the PMSC involvement in energy infrastructure security.