Democracies and Small Wars

Democracies and Small Wars

by Efraim Inbar

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Overview

By their nature, democracies clearly have greater constraints than autocratic regimes on their freedom of action as they have to meet constitutional, legal and moral criteria in their use of force. This collection analyses a number of case studies showing how democracies have won small wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135757557
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/30/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 225
File size: 638 KB

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsvi
Introductionvii
Part IDemocracies and Small Wars in Comparative Perspective
1.Western Democracies in Low Intensity Conflict: Some Postmodern Aspects3
2.Why do they Quarrel? Civil-Military Tensions in LIC Situations21
3.Democracies, Limited War and Psychological Operations41
4.Trends in Low Intensity Ethnic Conflict in Democratic States in the Post-Cold War Era: A Large N Study54
Part IICase Studies
5.The American Way of War in the Twenty-first Century73
6.The Indian Way in Counterinsurgency85
7.Winning a Low Intensity Conflict: Drawing Lessons from the Turkish Case101
8.Greek Democracy on Trial: From Insurgency to Civil War, 1943-49122
9.Fatal Choices: Israel's Policy of Targeted Killing138
10.Exploiting Democracy: The IRA's Tactical Cease-Fire159
11.Between Bullets and Ballots: The Palestinians and Israeli Democracy171
Abstracts187
Index193

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