Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics

Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics

by Kledja Mulaj (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231701204
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/10/2010
Series: Columbia/Hurst Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Klejda Mulaj is lecturer in International Relations and Leverhulme Fellow in Ethno-national Politics in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Exeter. She is the author of The Politics of Ethnic Cleansing: Nation-State Building and Provision of In/Security in the Twentieth-Century Balkans.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Violent Non-State Actors: Exploring their State Relations, Legitimation, and Operationality
Klejda Mulaj

2. Fragmentation of Sovereignty and Violent Non-State Actors in Colombia
Nazih Richani

3. From VNSAs to Constitutional Politicians: Militarism and Politics in the Irish Republican Army
Jonathan Tonge

4. The Persistence of Nationalist Terrorism: The Case of ETA
Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca

5. The Kosovo Liberation Army and the Intricacies of Legitimacy
Klejda Mulaj

6. The Rise and Fall of Militant Islamic Groups in Egypt
Hassanein Tawfik Ibrahim

7. Force of Arms and Hizbullah's Staying Power in Precarious Lebanon
Judith Palmer Harik

8. Hamas and the Prospects of De-radicalization
Omar Ashour

9. Armed Groups and Fragmentation and Globalization in Iraq
Eric Herring

10. Al Qaeda: From the Near to the Far Enemy and Back (1988-2008)
Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

11. The Role of Sub-National Actors in Afghanistan
Amin Saikal

12. Militia Formation and the "Nationalization" of Local Conflict in Liberia
Morten Bøås

13. Understanding the Character and Politics of the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone
Kwesi Aning

14. UNITA's Insurgency Lifecycle in Angola
Assis Malaquias

15. Violent Non-State Actors in Sudan
William Reno

16. Non-State Actors and the Role of Violence in Stateless Somalia
Ken Menkhaus

17. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE): Failed Quest for a "Homeland"
Syed Rifaat Hussain

18. Private Military Firms: The Profit Side of VNSAs
Peter W. Singer

19. Non-State Actors in Conflict: A Challenge for Policy and for Law
Alyson J. K. Bailes and Daniel Nord

What People are Saying About This

Christopher Coker

This study of violent non-state actors is of a truly sweeping order that should be appreciated for its profusion of ideas. The individual authors, all experts in their respective fields, lay out the problems of analysis with the fullest respect for their complexity and state their case with remarkable clarity.

Jan Selby

A high quality collection of essays. Case studies are written by leading experts in the field and are consistently fascinating.

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