This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies.
In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in Iraq from 2003, academic interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency has substantially increased. These topics have become dominant themes on the security agenda, replacing peacekeeping, humanitarian operations and terrorism as key concepts. The aim of this volume is to showcase the rich thinking that is available in the area of insurgency and counterinsurgency studies and act as a further guide for study and research.
In order to contain this wide-ranging topic within an accessible and informative framework, the Editors have divided the text into three key parts:
Part I: Theoretical and Analytical Issues
Part II: Insurgent Movements
Part III: Counterinsurgency Cases
The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency will be of great interest to all students of insurgency and small wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general, as well as professional military colleges and policymakers.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 25 mm
'This masterful handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and government counter-insurgency campaigns around the world.'- Joshua Sinai, `Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism', Perspectives on Terrorism
'This will become an indispensable handbook for scholars and practitioners. Summing Up: Essential.'-- CHOICE
'The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency makes a positive contribution to the literature of insurgency and counterinsurgency. This edited volume merits close reading for academics, policy makers, and students who are interested in insurgency and counterinsurgency in the changing contexts. In addition, it appeals more broadly to anyone with an interest in insurgency, counterinsurgency, international security, and security governance, and to anyone seeking to better understand insurgency and counterinsurgency.' -- Kai Chen, Terrorism and Political Violence
'Overall, the handbook exhibits a plethora of strengths ... an ideal primer on insurgencies and counterinsurgencies for all interested students, policy-makers and military professionals.' - Francis Grice, Defence Studies
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