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Title Understanding collective political violence / edited by Yvan Guichaoua
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages) : illustrations
Series Conflict, inequality and ethnicity
Conflict, inequality and ethnicity.
Contents Introduction: Individual Drivers of Collective Violence and the Dynamics of Armed Groups; Y. Guichaoua -- PART I: JOINING INSURGENCIES: CONTEXTS, BELIEFS AND AGENCY -- Militarized Youth in Western C̥te d'Ivoire: Who are They? Why did They Fight?; M.C.den Hamer -- Political Cultures and Tuareg Mobilizations: Rebels of Niger, from Kaocen to the Mouvement des Niǧriens Pour la Justice; F. Deycard -- The Mobilization of Children: What's the Difference?; J. Hart -- Gendered Patterns of Mobilisation and Recruitment for Political Violence, Experiences from Three Latin American Countries; L.M.D. Ortega -- Have Gun, Will Travel: Interpreting the Trajectories of Female Irregular Combatants; L. Gayer -- Engendering Armed Militancy in Kashmir: Women as Perpetrators of Violence; S. Shekhawat -- Recruitment into Armed Groups in Colombia: A Survey of Demobilized Fighters; A.M. Arjona & S. Kalyvas -- PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF INSURGENT GROUPS -- The Dilemmas of Recruitment: The Colombian Case; F.G. Sanin -- Religion versus Ethnicity as a Source of Mobilisation: Are There Differences?; F. Stewart -- The Politics of Counter-insurgency: How did the Young Patriots Emerge in C̥te d'Ivoire?; G. Koň -- Circumstantial Alliances and Loose Loyalties in Rebellion Making: The Case of Tuareg Insurgency in Northern Niger (2007-2009); Y. Guichaoua -- Concluding Remarks; Y. Guichaoua
Summary Understanding Political Violence offers crucial insights on processes damaging lives and polities in a variety of places across the globe: in Africa, in Latin America, in South East Asia and in the Middle East. By adopting a rich, evidence-based micro-level perspective, the authors provide critical answers to these questions: Who are the perpetrators of political violence? How do they get organized? The book pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women and children and details the drivers of their violent mobilization. It also makes considerable theoretical advances in understanding the diversity of forms of organized violence and analyzing its dynamics. The volume's approach is two-pronged: It first details carefully the wide array of factors pushing individuals to embrace political violence, then studies their interactions within armed groups, as leaders or rank and file
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Political violence.
Political violence -- Case studies
Gender studies: women.
Peace studies & conflict resolution.
Arms negotiation & control.
Development studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Violence politique.
Mouvements de libération nationale.
Relations interethniques.
Political violence.
Bewaffneter Konflikt
Kollektive Gewalt
Ethnische Identität
Asie du Sud-Est.
Amérique latine.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Guichaoua, Yvan
ISBN 9780230348318