Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

Hardcover | April 5, 2014

EditorC. Christine Fair, Sumit Ganguly

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The importance of police forces in combating insurgencies is receiving increasing attention from policymakers and national leaders, but there is little academic work addressing the question of how police forces should be trained and deployed in such conflicts. This edited volume sets out tocorrect this imbalance through a series of case studies, drawn from Central, South, and Southeast Asia, as also Africa and the Middle East, which examine the circumstances under which police forces have failed to quell insurgencies - or even worsened internal security - as well as when they haveproved themselves an essential part of the solution. Each case study covers the history of the insurgency, attempts to reform the police forces to confront it, and the success or failure of those attempts, concluding by presenting lessons learned for future counterinsurgent governments. Each chapter is written by a well-established scholar who hasspent considerable time in the country under study.

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The importance of police forces in combating insurgencies is receiving increasing attention from policymakers and national leaders, but there is little academic work addressing the question of how police forces should be trained and deployed in such conflicts. This edited volume sets out tocorrect this imbalance through a series of cas...

C. Christine Fair is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, USA. Sumit Ganguly is Professor of Political Science and Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.7 × 5.59 × 0.1 inPublished:April 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of Tables and FiguresList of AbbreviationsC. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly: Introduction: The Police in Counterinsurgency Operations1. Walter Ladwig: When the Police are the Problem: The Philippine Constabulary and the Hukbalahap Rebellion2. Kumar Ramakrishna: 'The Police Must be Part of the People and the People Part of the Police': Policing in the Malayan Emergency (1948-60)3. Huw Bennett and Andrew Mumford: Policing in Kenya during the Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-604. Mark Cochrane: The Role of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland5. Jennifer Taw: Problems and Potential: The Role of the Police in the Colombian Insurgency6. Adnan Naseemullah: Police Capacity and Insurgency in Pakistan7. Austin Long: The Police in Afghanistan, 2002-20118. Matt Sherman and Joshua Paul: The Role of Police in Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq, 2003-20069. Jugdep S. Chima: The Punjab Police and Counterinsurgency Against Sikh Militants in India: The Successful Convergence of Interests, Identities, and Institutions10. Arvind Verma: The Police and India's Maoist Insurgency11. David P. Fidler: Police in Counterinsurgency: The Challenge of Comprehensive ReformationIndexAbout the Editors and Contributors