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The new counter-insurgency era in critical perspective

Author: Celeste Ward Gventer; David Martin Jones; M L R Smith
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ©2014
Series: Rethinking political violence.
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Over the last decade, the notion of counter-insurgency (COIN) has risen to prominence as the dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the high level of attention paid to the subject by military analysts, the broader theoretical and historical factors which underpin counter-insurgency have received comparatively little critical scrutiny. This volume addresses  Read more...
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New counter-insurgency era in critical perspective.
Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
(OCoLC)862759835
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Celeste Ward Gventer; David Martin Jones; M L R Smith
ISBN: 9781137336941 1137336943
OCLC Number: 868658319
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Rethinking political violence.
Responsibility: edited by Celeste Gventer, David Martin Jones, M.L.R Smith.

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