The Global Challenge Of Militias And Paramilitary Violence by Paul Rexton KanThe Global Challenge Of Militias And Paramilitary Violence by Paul Rexton Kan

The Global Challenge Of Militias And Paramilitary Violence

byPaul Rexton Kan

Hardcover | March 7, 2019

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This book describes militias as significant and prevalent actors in today's international security environment. To separate them from other types of violent non-state groups, such as terrorists, guerrillas and insurgents, the author describes militias as local guardians that use violence to fill a variety of political, social and security gaps, which have created vulnerabilities for their particular constituencies.  Although militias are local in orientation, their effects are not contained to particular countries and have only added to the instability in the international system. This book explores how militias contribute to international security issues by furthering state fragility, undermining human rights and democratization, enabling illicit trafficking, prolonging internal conflicts and fostering proxy wars.


Paul Rexton Kan is Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College, USA. His work has been cited in theNew York Times,Washington Post,Forbesand featured on the websites DefenseOne and Freakanomics.
Title:The Global Challenge Of Militias And Paramilitary ViolenceFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:133 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 7, 2019Publisher:Palgrave Pivot USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030130150

ISBN - 13:9783030130152


Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction:  Local Guardians with International Effects
Chapter 2:  Group Characteristics of Militias
Chapter 3:  Militias and State Stability
Chapter 4:  Militias, Crime, and Conflict
Chapter 5:  Militias and the Future