Politics & International Relations: Small Wars & Insurgencies

  • Latin American Guerrilla Movements: Origins, Evolution, Outcomes book cover

    Latin American Guerrilla Movements

    Origins, Evolution, Outcomes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dirk Kruijt, Eduardo Rey Tristán, Alberto Martín Álvarez

    Organized around single country studies embedded in key historical moments, this book introduces students to the shifting and varied guerrilla history of Latin America from the late 1950s to the present. It brings together academics and those directly involved in aspects of the guerrilla movement,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-13
    Routledge

  • Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the Social Sciences book cover

    Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Glicken Turnley, Kobi Michael, Eyal Ben-Ari

    This book sets out the major social scientific approaches to the study of Special Operations Forces. Despite consistent downsizing, over the past two decades the armed forces of the industrial democracies have seen a huge growth in Special Operations Forces (SOF). Through increasing numbers of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 book cover

    Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria

    The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017, 1st Edition

    By Akali Omeni

    This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Counterinsurgency, Security Forces, and the Identification Problem: Distinguishing Friend From Foe book cover

    Counterinsurgency, Security Forces, and the Identification Problem

    Distinguishing Friend From Foe, 1st Edition

    By Jr Magruder

    This book presents a theory and empirical evidence for how security forces can identify militant suspects during counterinsurgency operations.A major oversight on the part of academics and practitioners has been to ignore the critical antecedent issue common to persuasion and coercion…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • People’s War: Variants and Responses book cover

    People’s War

    Variants and Responses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas A Marks, Paul Rich

    Far from being an anachronism, much less a kit-bag of techniques, people’s war raises what has always been present in military history, irregular warfare, and fuses it symbiotically with what has likewise always been present politically, rebellion and the effort to seize power. The result is a…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge

  • Jihadist Insurgent Movements book cover

    Jihadist Insurgent Movements

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Richard Burchill

    This path-breaking collection of papers examines the phenomenon of jihadist insurgent movements in the Middle East and North, East and West Africa. It argues that military and strategic analysts have paid insufficient attention to the phenomenon of jihadism in insurgent movements, partly due to a…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes book cover

    Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

    The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes, 1st Edition

    By Samir Puri

    What constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with non-state armed groups? This question has bedevilled states the world over. From Colombia and FARC, Turkey and the PKK, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent insurgency in Iraq – the governments concerned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Adelphi series

  • Understanding Boko Haram: Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa book cover

    Understanding Boko Haram

    Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by James J. Hentz, Hussein Solomon

    The primary objective of this book is to understand the nature of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram’s goal of an Islamic Caliphate, starting in the Borno State in the North East that will eventually cover the areas of the former Kanem-Borno Empire, is a rejection of the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Security Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Thierry Balzacq

    This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies. The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past 20 years, and is now one of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge

  • Small Wars and Insurgencies in Theory and Practice, 1500-1850 book cover

    Small Wars and Insurgencies in Theory and Practice, 1500-1850

    1st Edition

    Edited by Beatrice Heuser

    In early modern times, warfare in Europe took on many diverse and overlapping forms. Our modern notions of ‘regular’ and ‘irregular’ warfare, of ‘major war’ and ‘small war’, have their roots in much greater diversity than such binary notions allow for. While insurgencies go back to time immemorial,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • Aid, Insurgencies and Conflict Transformation: When Greed is Good book cover

    Aid, Insurgencies and Conflict Transformation

    When Greed is Good, 1st Edition

    By Rob Kevlihan

    This book examines the circumstances under which aid can contribute to the management and transformation of intra-state conflicts. How and when do insurgents govern? How does the presence of aid and social services influence how insurgents govern? Under what circumstances can aid contribute to the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management

  • Criminology Theory and Terrorism: New Applications and Approaches book cover

    Criminology Theory and Terrorism

    New Applications and Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joshua D. Freilich, Gary LaFree

    Although there has been an increase in research on terrorism across the social and behavioural sciences in the past few decades, until recently most of this work has originated from political science, psychology or economics. Therefore, our focus in this book on criminological conceptual frameworks…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

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