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Rebel Recruitment and Information Problems

By Kazuhiro Obayashi

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188 pages

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Description

How do rebel groups decide how to recruit members? To answer this question, Obayashi classifies recruitment techniques of rebel groups into two types, coercion and inducement, and develops a theory of rebel recruitment that simultaneously addresses agency problems inside rebel groups and the rebel-state contest over information.

Important themes such as desertion, counterinsurgency strategies including amnesties and civil war termination are also examined to further understand the dynamics of rebellion and violent disorder. The theory is applied to examine the changes in conflicts involving the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Maps

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Informational Theory of Rebel Recruitment

Chapter 3: Changes in Rebel Organizations

Chapter 4: Recruitment

Chapter 5: Desertion

Chapter 6: State’s Counterinsurgency Strategy

Chapter 7: Rebel Decline

Chapter 8: Conclusion

Appendices

Index

About the Author

Kazuhiro Obayashi is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Law in Hitotsubashi University, Japan.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Politics of Disorder and Instability

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
POL053000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General