• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Military Intervention and Secession in South Asia: The Cases of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and Punjab - Praeger Security International (Hardback)
  • Military Intervention and Secession in South Asia: The Cases of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and Punjab - Praeger Security International (Hardback)
zoom

Military Intervention and Secession in South Asia: The Cases of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and Punjab - Praeger Security International (Hardback)

(author)
£64.00
Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 30/10/2007
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
From Chechnya in Russia to Kashmir in India to the Basque region in Spain, secessionist movements remain a serious threat to international security. Despite the importance of this issue, the causes that bring about external military intervention in a secessionist war have not, until now, been adequately addressed. In this book, Dos Santos identifies the conditions that make international military intervention in a secessionist war more or less likely. South Asia, being fraught with secessionist movements-Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and Punjab-provides an ideal laboratory for the examination of this compelling issue. Dos Santos argues that a shift in the balance of power between a secessionist group and its central government will lead to a preventive war on the secessionists by the central government. In turn, a preventive war of this nature may lead to an alliance between the secessionist group and an external power. The stronger the alliance, the greater the chances of an international military intervention. Understanding the conditions under which secessionist movements expand, become secessionist wars, and invite international military intervention on behalf of the secessionists has strong policy implications. It can go a long way toward guiding policymakers who may want to mitigate or avoid these conditions in their states. Dos Santos views both states and secessionist groups as primary actors, and she examines both the distribution of power among states and the balance of power between central government and groups within states.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275999490
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The author draws on some of the most advanced theories in international relations to develop a theory based on the relative power of various secessionist groups and their balance of power within a given state....This is a timely and well-thought presentation that advances the reader's understanding of the causes and consequences of violent state disintergration." - Parameters
"Santos (political science, California State U., Fullerton) develops a conceptual framework that identifies the conditions that make international military intervention more or less likely. She uses the framework to determine the range of possible outcomes of secessionist movements, including success, failure and stalemate, and then tests her theory against events in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and Punjab. The result is far more than a simple balancing of adherent and troop sizes but a careful examination of the complex elements that make up a secessionist movement, including the reasons for its inception, the aims of the movement in comparison to social and economic stability, the incidence of violence, and the nature of each sides' propaganda." - SciTech Book News

You may also be interested in...

Samurai
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
Without You, There Is No Us
Added to basket
The Korean War
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Art of War
Added to basket
£2.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Great Game
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
China
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Chickenhawk
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
1421
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
A History of the Middle East
Added to basket
Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
Underground
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.