Terrorism, Civil War, and Revolution: Revolution and International Politics

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Terrorism, Civil War, and Revolution analyzes the role of revolution and civil strife in the present-day world.

Expanding on the 2nd edition of Calvert's Revolution and International Politics, this new work reflects the drastic changes that have taken place in the world order since 2001. With an increased focus on terrorism and civil war, the book looks into such key issues as the use of force by the state in the international system, ...

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Overview

Terrorism, Civil War, and Revolution analyzes the role of revolution and civil strife in the present-day world.

Expanding on the 2nd edition of Calvert's Revolution and International Politics, this new work reflects the drastic changes that have taken place in the world order since 2001. With an increased focus on terrorism and civil war, the book looks into such key issues as the use of force by the state in the international system, challenges to states, wars of national liberation, counterinsurgency and more.

Written in a clear and accessible manner by a respected expert in the field, the book features the most recent examples of events, such as the insurgency in Sri Lanka, the rise of Al-Qaeda, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This approach will help situate revolutions in the larger context of political violence and will appeal to anyone interested in comparative politics, international reations, and revolutions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441153647
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Calvert is Emeritus Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK.

A political scientist, writer, and educator, Calvert began his career as a regular British Army enlistment with the Intelligence Corps before moving to academia as a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been visiting lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, at Birkbeck College, London, and at the University of Portsmouth. In 1984, he was appointed to a personal Chair with the title of Professor of Comparative and International Politics at Southampton. He served as co-editor of the journal Democratization from 1996 to 2007 and was also the co-editor of the Frank Cass/Longman book series on democratization. In addition, he has published about 20 books and his work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Challenges to the Sates 1

Chapter 2 Use of Force in the International System 34

Chapter 3 Wars of National Liberation 65

Chapter 4 Leadership and Recruitment 95

Chapter 5 Aid and Intervention 123

Chapter 6 Counterinsurgency 148

Bibliography 175

Index 187

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