Interested in collaborating with researchers working on the issue of private security? From James Cockayne of the International Peace Academy:
IPA Releases Database of Researchers on International Private Security
International Peace Academy has been working with governments, international organizations and civil society to improve regulation of the international private military and security industry for over two years. Following more than 6 months of consultations, IPA has produced a database of more than 150 researchers working in this field. It contains details of researchers from around the world writing in many languages, their prior publications, areas of research focus, current work, and contact details.
The database will facilitate the effective regulation of international private security by improving coordination of research, commentary and civil society input into existing and new regulatory processes. Listing in the database is open to all independent researchers from academia and civil society organizations, anywhere in the world, writing in any language.
To download the database, please go to http://www.ipacademy.org/our-work/coping-with-crisis/grips/