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Insurgencies and counterinsurgency strategies: patterns and dilemmas

Heuser, B., (2014) Insurgencies and counterinsurgency strategies: patterns and dilemmas. Report. RDDC Publishing House, Copenhagen. pp32.

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The roots of insurgencies and counterinsurgency go back to Antiquity, and consistent patterns can be traced. These include the state's use of its own armed forces against insurgents who tend to be inferior in terms of armaments, and states' attempts to delegitimize violent aimed to overthrow it, and the need for insurgents to recur to illegal means to challenge the state's power. Very often insurgents have to team up with criminal networks in order to do so, undermining their ability to claim legitimacy.

Item Type:Report (Report)
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:40173
Publisher:RDDC Publishing House

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