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Author Arjona, Ana, author

Title Rebelocracy : social order in the Colombian civil war / Ana Arjona
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
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Contents Wartime social order: what is it and how does it vary? -- A theory of social order in civil war -- Research design: conflict zones in Colombia -- The determinants of social order -- Creating rebelocracy, aliocracy, and disorder -- How local institutions matter: a process-driven natural experiment -- Testing the microfoundations: social order and recruitment
Summary "Conventional wisdom portrays war zones as chaotic and anarchic. In reality, however, they are often orderly. This work investigates theoretically and empirically the emergence and functioning of social order in conflict zones. By theorizing the interaction between combatants and civilians and how they impact wartime institutions, the study delves into rebel behavior, civilian agency and their impact on the conduct of war. Based on years of fieldwork in Colombia, the theory is tested with qualitative and quantitative evidence on communities, armed groups, and individuals in conflict zones. The study shows how armed groups strive to rule civilians, and how the latter influence the terms of that rule. The theory and empirical results illuminate our understanding of civil war, institutions, local governance, non-violent resistance and the emergence of political order"-- Provided by publisher
"This work investigates theoretically and empirically the emergence and functioning of social order in conflict zones. By theorizing the interaction between combatants and civilians and how they impact wartime institutions, the study delves into rebel behavior, civilian agency and their impact on the conduct of war. Based on years of fieldwork in Colombia, the theory is tested with qualitative and quantitative evidence on communities, armed groups, and individuals in conflict zones. The study shows how armed groups strive to rule civilians, and how the latter influence terms of that rule. The theory and empirical results illuminate our understanding of civil war, institutions, local governance, non-violent resistance and the emergence of political order"-- Provided by publisher
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Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 9, 2016)
Subject Alienation (Social psychology) -- Colombia -- History.
Civil war -- Colombia -- History.
Social structure -- Colombia -- History.
Terrorists -- Colombia -- History.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1316868516
1316869059 (electronic bk.)
9781316868515
9781316869055 (electronic bk.)