Irregular Armed Forces and their Role in Politics and State Formation

Irregular Armed Forces and their Role in Politics and State Formation

by Diane E. Davis
     
 

This edited volume addresses the political relevance of 'irregular' forms of armed force.See more details below

Overview

This edited volume addresses the political relevance of 'irregular' forms of armed force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521012188
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2008
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
1Contemporary Challenges and Historical Reflections on the Study of Militaries, States, and Politics3
2Armed Force, Regimes, and Contention in Europe since 165037
3Limited War and Limited States82
4Where Do All the Soldiers Go? Veterans and the Politics of Demobilization96
5Military Mobilization and the Transformation of Property Relationships: Wars That Defined the Japanese Style of Capitalism118
6Send a Thief to Catch a Thief: State-Building and the Employment of Irregular Military Formations in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Greece149
7Reform and Reaction: Paramilitary Groups in Contemporary Colombia178
8Policing the People, Building the State: The Police-Military Nexus in Argentina, 1880-1945209
9War-Making and U.S. State Formation: Mobilization, Demobilization, and the Inherent Ambiguities of Federalism232
10Politics Is Thicker Than Blood: Union and Confederate Veterans in the U.S. House of Representatives in the Late Nineteenth Century253
11The Police Municipale and the Formation of the French State281
12Domestic Militarization in a Transnational Perspective: Patriotic and Militaristic Youth Mobilization in France and Indochina, 1940-1945303
13The Changing Nature of Warfare and the Absence of State-Building in West Africa322
14The Ghost of Vietnam: America Confronts the New World Disorder346
15Armed Forces, Coercive Monopolies, and Changing Patterns of State Formation and Violence387
Index409

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