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Author : Kimberly Marten
ISBN : 9780801464584
Genre : Political Science
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Warlords are individuals who control small territories within weak states, using a combination of force and patronage. In this book, Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. Instead they collude with cost-conscious, corrupt, or frightened state officials to flout and undermine state capacity. They thrive on illegality, relying on private militias for support, and often provoke violent resentment from those who are cut out of their networks. Some act as middlemen for competing states, helping to hollow out their own states from within.. Countries ranging from the United States to Russia have repeatedly chosen to ally with warlords, but Marten argues that to do so is a dangerous proposition. Drawing on interviews, documents, local press reports, and in-depth historical analysis, Marten examines warlordism in the Pakistani tribal areas during the twentieth century, in post-Soviet Georgia and the Russian republic of Chechnya, and among Sunni militias in the U.S.-supported Anbar Awakening and Sons of Iraq programs. In each case state leaders (some domestic and others foreign) created, tolerated, actively supported, undermined, or overthrew warlords and their militias. Marten draws lessons from these experiences to generate new arguments about the relationship between states, sovereignty, "local power brokers," and stability and security in the modern world.

Warlords And Coalition Politics In Post Soviet States

Author : Jesse Driscoll
ISBN : 9781107063358
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents an account of war settlement in Georgia and Tajikistan as local actors maneuvered in the shadow of a Russian-led military intervention. Combining ethnography and game theory and quantitative and qualitative methods, this book presents a revisionist account of the post-Soviet wars and their settlement.

The Return To War And Violence

Author : Jan Behrends
ISBN : 9781317234685
Genre : Political Science
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This volume includes five case studies on war and the military in the USSR, Russia and Yugoslavia. It argues that the armed forces were at the core of socialist statehood and that their role and their change in late socialism and post-Communism are thus far understudied. Discussing the similarities as well as the differences between the Soviet, the Russian, and the Yugoslav case, the introduction seeks new explanations for war and military violence in these countries. Rather than pointing exclusively to ethnic mobilization and nationalism, it views the transformation and collapse of the Communist party-state and its army as a precondition for violence and civil war. It places these cases using innovative methodological approaches to the research on physical violence, war, and military. These studies explore the experience and the representation of violence, army service, combat, and war in late socialism and scrutinize individual actors and their behaviour within violent spaces. In retrospect the emerging wars in the post-Soviet space – from Chechnya to the Donbas – and in Yugoslavia are at least as crucial for the region as Gorbachev's reforms. They help to better understand the conflicts of the present in the post-Soviet space. This book was originally published as a special issue of Nationalities Papers.

Armed Groups

Author : Peter G. Thompson
ISBN : 9781442226548
Genre : Political Science
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This text is the first to categorize armed groups and analyze their characteristics in a systematic way to provide a thorough overview of all types of armed groups and the role they play in today’s security environment. Drawing on international case studies and histories, it analyzes the objectives, strategies, and internal composition of armed groups and the environments that foster them.

Professional Journal Of The United States Army

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ISBN : UCLA:L0106102437
Genre : Military art and science
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Military Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951P011808149
Genre : Military art and science
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Kulturpolitik Und Theater

Author : Philipp Ther
ISBN : 348671211X
Genre : Cultural policy
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Der Band untersucht die Grundlagen und Entwicklung der staatlichen Kulturpolitik in Europa seit dem spaten 18. Jahrhundert. Neben Osterreich und seinen Landern werden das Russische Reich, Preussen bzw. das Deutsche Reich und das Osmanische Reich behandelt. Damit versteht sich der Band zugleich als Beitrag zur Geschichte der europaischen Imperien. Bohlau: 978-3-205-78802-

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