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NCJ Number: 63408 Find in a Library
Title: POLITICAL VIOLENCE AND INSURGENCY - A COMPARATIVE APPROACH
Corporate Author: Phoenix Press
United States of America
Editor(s): B E O'NEILL; D J ALBERTS; S J ROSSETTI
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 528
Sponsoring Agency: Phoenix Press
Arvado, CO 80001
Sale Source: Phoenix Press
Box 837
Arvado, CO 80001
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: INTEGRATED READINGS ON INSURGENCY OFFER AN ANALYTICAL TOOL BASED ON PRINCIPLES LEARNED FROM PAST INSURGENCIES IN TERMS OF FIVE VARIABLES: GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENT, POPULAR SUPPORT, ORGANIZATION, AND EXTERNAL SUPPORT.
Abstract: THESE FIVE MAJOR INDEPENDENT VARIABLES CAN BE USED TO EVALUATE THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF A PARTICULAR INSURGENCY, WITH SUCCESS DEFINED AS THE ATTAINMENT, OR LIKELIHOOD OF ATTAINMENT OF THE STATED POLITICAL OBJECTIVE. A SECOND PART OF THE BOOK EXPLORES CONTEMPORARY INSURGENCIES IN THAILAND, NORTHERN IRELAND, URUGUAY. GUATEMALA, IRAQI KURDISTAN, AND PORTUGESE AFRICA WHICH INCLUDES ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE, AND GUINEA BISSAU. A CONCLUDING SECTION AND APPENDIX EVALUATE THE USE OF THE VARIABLES AND SET FORTH A SCHEME FOR ANALYZING COUNTRY STUDIES: (1) GOVERNMENT RESPONSE INCLUDES EVALUATION OF THE STRENGTH AND ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT COMPARED TO THE INSURGENTS, TECHNIQUES, AND EXTERNAL SUPPORT; (2) POPULAR SUPPORT FOR INSURGENCY MAY BE PASSIVE, ACTIVE, OR ACTIVELY AGAINST; (3) ORGANIZATION IS EXAMINED ACCORDING TO COMPLEXITY, SCOPE, AND UNITY; (4) EXTERNAL SUPPORT INCLUDES MATERIAL AID, SANCTUARIES, AND VARIETIES OF INTANGIBLE SUPPORT; AND (5) ENVIRONMENT INVOLVES EVALUATION OF TERRAIN, CLIMATE, COMMUNICATIONS, AND THE SIZE AND POPULATION OF THE COUNTRY. THE RESULTS OF EVALUATIONS FOR THE INSURGENCIES IN THE COUNTRIES NAMES ARE SUMMARIZED IN THIS SECTION. EXTENSIVE FOOTNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES ACCOMPANY MOST SECTIONS OF THE BOOK. AN INDEX FOR THE ENTIRE BOOK IS PROVIDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Angola; Guatemala; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Middle East; Models; Mozambique; Northern Ireland; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Thailand; Urban guerrilla warfare; Uruguay
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