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The Organization of Paramilitarism

Uğur Ümit Üngör

in Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198825241
eISBN:
9780191863950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

How is paramilitary violence organized? Many studies of violent conflicts have demonstrated the central role of paramilitaries in the perpetration of violence against civilians. The organization of ... More


Plausible Deniability

Clement Guitton

in Inside the Enemy's Computer: Identifying Cyber Attackers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190699994
eISBN:
9780190848507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699994.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

What does it mean for a cyber attack to be plausibly deniable? And, more to the point, how can states engineer plausible deniability? This chapter makes two related arguments that run against common ... More


Plausible Deniability: The Challenges in Prosecuting Paramilitary Violence in the Former Yugoslavia

Iva Vukušić

in Perpetrators of International Crimes: Theories, Methods, and Evidence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829997
eISBN:
9780191868375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829997.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Outsourcing illegal violence and plausible deniability feature among the main reasons for states to establish, finance, equip, and direct actions of paramilitary units. Political and military leaders ... More


The Price of Access: Contracts and Corruption

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199929825
eISBN:
9780199950485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929825.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 8 examines the deteriorating levels of corruption in Central Asia and explores how outside actors have contributed to some of these practices. The chapter overviews alleged corruption ... More


Aggressive Interrogation and Retributive Justice: A Proposed Psychological Model

Avani Mehta Sood and Kevin M. Carlsmith

in Ideology, Psychology, and Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737512
eISBN:
9780199918638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The use of aggressive interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects is typically justified on utilitarian grounds. This chapter presents evidence that those who support such techniques are actually ... More


Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State

Uğur Ümit Üngör

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198825241
eISBN:
9780191863950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

From the deserts of Sudan to the jungles of Colombia, and from the streets of Belfast to the mountains of Kurdistan, paramilitaries have appeared in violent conflicts in very different settings. ... More


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