The New Counter-insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

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ISBN-13:
9781137336941
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eBook
Seiten:
375
Autor:
Celeste Ward Gventer
Serie:
Rethinking Political Violence
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eBook
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Englisch
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The notion of counter-insurgency has become a dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume brings together international academics and practitioners to evaluate the broader theoretical and historical factors that underpin COIN, providing a critical reappraisal of counter-insurgency thinking.
Introduction; Celeste Ward Gventer, David Martin Jones and M.L.R Smith PART I: COUNTERINSURGENCY: HISTORY AND THEORY 1. Minting New COIN: Critiquing Counter-insurgency Theory; David Martin Jones, Celeste Ward Gventer and M.L.R Smith 2. COIN and the Chameleon: The Categorical Errors of Trying to Divide the Indivisible; M.L.R Smith 3. Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unspoken Paradox of Large-Scale Expeditionary COIN; Jeffrey Michaels 4. Government in a Box? Counter-insurgency, State Building, and the Technocratic Conceit; Colin Jackson 5. 'Our Ghettos, Too, Need a Lansdale': American Counter-insurgency Abroad and at Home in the Vietnam Era; William Rosenau 6. Bringing The Soil Back In: Control and Territoriality in Western and Non-Western COIN; James Worrall 7. Counter-insurgency and Violence Management; Paul Staniland 8. Mass, Methods, and Means: The Northern Ireland 'Model' of Counter-insurgency; John Bew 9. David Galula and the Revival of COIN in the US Military; Douglas Porch PART II: COUNTER-INSURGENCY IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN? 10.Testing the Surge: Why Did Violence Decline in Iraq in 2007?; Stephen Biddle, Jeffrey A. Friedman and Jacob N. Shapiro 11. After a Decade of Counter-insurgency, Eliminate Nation-building from US Military Manuals; Bing West 12. The Conceit of American Counter-insurgency; Gian Gentile 13. 'The Population is the Enemy': Control, Behaviour, and Counter-insurgency in Central Helmand Province, Afghanistan; Ryan Evans 14. The Reluctant Counter-insurgents: Britain's Absent Surge in Southern Iraq; Huw Bennett PART III: COUNTER-INSURGENCY AND FUTURE WARFARE 15. Questions about COIN after Iraq and Afghanistan; Joshua Rovner 16. The Military Utility & Interventions Post-Afghanistan: Reassessing Ends, Ways and Means; Matthew Ford 17. 'What Do We Do If We Are Never Going to Do This Again: Western Counter-insurgency Choices after Iraq and Afghanistan'; Paul Schulte
The notion of counter-insurgency has become a dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume brings together international academics and practitioners to evaluate the broader theoretical and historical factors that underpin COIN, providing a critical reappraisal of counter-insurgency thinking.

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