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Gambling with violence : state outsourcing of war in Pakistan and India

Author: Yelena Biberman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Modern South Asia series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gambling with Violence tackles a global problem that is particularly consequential for Pakistan and India: state outsourcing of violence to ordinary civilians, criminals, and ex-insurgents. Drawing on over 200 interviews, archival research, and fieldwork conducted in Islamabad, Srinagar, New Delhi, Dhaka, Diyarbakir, Ankara, Moscow, London, and Washington, D.C., this book introduces the "balance-of-interests" thesis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2018029520
(OCoLC)1050143172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yelena Biberman
ISBN: 9780190930004 0190930004 9780190929985 0190929987
OCLC Number: 1089955603
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
State-nonstate alliances in civil war: a new balance-of-interests theory --
Saving the house of Islam: Pakistan's 'volunteers' in the war of 1971 --
'Guns plus interest': renegades and villagers in India's Kashmir war --
Tribal 'awakenings' in Pakistan and India --
All the state's proxies in Turkey and Russia --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Modern South Asia series.
Responsibility: Yelena Biberman.

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Gambling with Violence tackles a global problem that is particularly consequential for Pakistan and India: state outsourcing of violence to ordinary civilians, criminals, and ex-insurgents. Drawing on over 200 interviews, archival research, and fieldwork conducted in Islamabad, Srinagar, New Delhi, Dhaka, Diyarbakir, Ankara, Moscow, London, and Washington, D.C., this book introduces the "balance-of-interests" thesis to deepen our understanding of state-nonstate alliances in civil war. Incorporating international case studies of previously underexplored conduct and little-known governmental a.

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