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Corporations and Counterinsurgency

  title={Corporations and Counterinsurgency},
  author={William Rosenau and Peter A. Chalk and Renny McPherson and Michelle Parker and Austin M. Long},
Multinational corporations can be significant actors in zones of violent conflict. Corporate actions to shape their environment can sometimes mitigate conflict, but as the authors show in their case studies, corporate activities can help generate and sustain violence. 

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