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Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

by Anthony James Joes
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In Resisting Rebellion, Anthony James Joes's discussion of insurgencies ranges across five continents and spans more than two centuries. Analyzing examples from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he identifies recurrent patterns and offers useful lessons for future policymakers. Insurgencies arise from many sources of discontent, including foreign occupation, fraudulent elections, and religious persecution, but they also stem from ethnic hostilities, the aspirations of would-be elites, and traditions of political violence. Because insurgency is as much a political phenomenon as a military one, effective counterinsurgency requires a thorough understanding of the insurgents' motives and sources of support. Clear political aims must guide military action if a counterinsurgency is to be successful and establish a lasting reconciliation within a deeply fragmented society.

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ISBN-13: 9780813191706
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 08/30/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anthony James Joes, professor of political science at St. Joseph's University, is the author of America and Guerrilla Warfare and many other books.

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