Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence
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Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence

by Jeremy M. Weinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521677971

ISBN-13: 9780521677974

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents a theory that accounts for the different strategies pursued by rebel groups in civil war, explaining why patterns of insurgent violence vary so much across conflicts. It does so by examining the membership, structure, and behavior of four insurgent movements in Uganda, Mozambique, and Peru. Drawing on interviews with nearly two hundred combatants…  See more details below

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This book presents a theory that accounts for the different strategies pursued by rebel groups in civil war, explaining why patterns of insurgent violence vary so much across conflicts. It does so by examining the membership, structure, and behavior of four insurgent movements in Uganda, Mozambique, and Peru. Drawing on interviews with nearly two hundred combatants and civilians who experienced violence firsthand, it shows that rebels' strategies depend in important ways on how difficult it is to launch a rebellion. The book thus demonstrates how characteristics of the environment in which rebellions emerge constrain rebel organization and shape the patterns of violence that civilians experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521677974
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
881,523
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : varieties of rebellion 1

1 The industrial organization of rebellion 27

2 Four rebel organizations 61

3 Recruitment 96

4 Control 127

5 Governance 163

6 Violence 198

7 Resilience 260

8 Extensions 299

9 Conclusion 327

App. A The ethnography of rebel organizations 351

App. B Database on civil war violence 366

App. C The National Resistance Army code of conduct (abridged) 371

App. D Norms of behavior for a Sendero Luminoso commander 375

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