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Disorienting Cosmopolitanism: Accountability and the Politics of Insurgence

Craig T. Borowiak

in Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778256
eISBN:
9780199919086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778256.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter directly addresses democratic accountability’s place within global governance debates. Focusing on the writings of liberal cosmopolitan democrat David Held and more skeptical perspective ... More


Inside Insurgency: Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior

Claire Metelits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795774
eISBN:
9780814759554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795774.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Once considered nationalists, many insurgent groups are now labeled as terrorists and thought to endanger not just their own people, but the world. As the unprecedented trends in political violence ... More


Pedagogies of Knowledge Production and Contestation

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

in Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149721
eISBN:
9781400840434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149721.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents some of the language the Party created to carry out its mission—including categories that named classes, types of “enemies” and political insurgents, acceptable vs. suspect ... More


Urban Guerrilla Warfare

Anthony James Joes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124377
eISBN:
9780813134833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124377.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Guerrilla insurgencies continue to rage across the globe, fueled by ethnic and religious conflict and the easy availability of weapons. At the same time, urban population centers in both ... More


Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State

Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453540
eISBN:
9780801456206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453540.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do insurgents and governments select their targets? Which ideological discourses and organizational policies do they adopt to win civilian loyalties and control territory? This book suggests that ... More


Counterinsurgency and the Problem of Sacred Space

Ron E. Hassner

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the key problems that counterinsurgency operations pose in sacred places. It first delineates the concept of a “sacred space” and explains the key features that grant such ... More


The Golden Temple: A Tale of Two Sieges

C. Christine Fair

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two important operations waged by Indian security forces to counter Sikh insurgents operating in India's northern state of Punjab, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The ... More


The Battle for the Soul of Pakistan at Islamabad's Red Mosque

Manjeet S. Pardesi

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the July 2007 Pakistan military operation against the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It begins by briefly describing the role of Islam in ... More


Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq's Sacred Spaces

David Siddhartha Patel

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses upon two uprisings in 2004 in Najaf, one of the holiest cities in Shi'ite Islam and home to the revered Imam Ali shrine. In the first uprising, in April 2004, U.S. army forces ... More


Iron Fists without Velvet Gloves: The Krue Se Mosque Incident and Lessons in Counterinsurgency for the Southern Thai Conflict

Joseph Chinyong Liow

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the Thai military's complete mishandling of a counterinsurgency operation at the Krue Se Mosque in southern Thailand. It argues that the military violated some of the most ... More


Conclusion: Counterinsurgency in Sacred Spaces

Nora Bensahel

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter concludes the book with an instructive analysis across the various case studies. It draws out a number of operational lessons to be learned from the cases, including an assessment of the ... More


Kandahar

Mark de Rond

in Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The author talks about the day he was invited to join one of the doctors on a flight to Kandahar to witness the handover of three Afghan casualties to the local health care system. He first discusses ... More


Afghanistan: End of the Red Empire

Anthony James Joes

in Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126142
eISBN:
9780813135588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Afghan war was the longest military conflict in Soviet history. The Soviet armed forces suffered their clearest reversal since the fall of Nazi Berlin, the first time in modern history that a ... More


Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Mark Kukis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Featuring the testimony of close to seventy Iraqis from all walks of life, this book builds a chronological history unmatched for its insight and revelations. Here is a history of the war in Iraq as ... More


A War or a Nation?

James W. Pardew

in Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174358
eISBN:
9780813174587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174358.003.0027
Subject:
History, Political History

Touch-and-go diplomacy by senior European officials fails to halt the momentum toward a civil war in Macedonia after Albanian insurgents use force to demand increased rights and power for their ... More


The Theoretical and Practical Implications of Active Rivalry

Claire Metelits

in Inside Insurgency: Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795774
eISBN:
9780814759554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795774.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the theoretical themes addressed in the study and the implications of active rivalry. Insurgents treat local citizens violently when they face active rivalry. Therefore, the ... More


Laughing to Bucca

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0022
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Ra'ad Jamal Habib recounts his experience during the Iraq war. Before the war, Ra'ad Jamal Habib was a long-haul bus driver doing routes all over Iraq from Baghdad, where he has ... More


Keeping to the Neighborhood

Mark Kukis

in Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003-2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156929
eISBN:
9780231527569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156929.003.0023
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In this chapter, Ali Fahed Mahmood recounts his experience during the Iraq war. Ali Fahed Mahmood recalls how the sectarian war between Shi'ites and Sunnis turned Mansour, a mixed area where he ... More


Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Alex Loftus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book develops a conversation between Marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban ... More


July 1898-March 1899: The Road to War

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the road to War during July 1898–March 1899. It starts by addressing the New Territories in 1899. The New Territories were mostly very mountainous, especially in ... More


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