Understanding Collective Political Violence

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

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Understanding Collective Political Violence offers a unique view on contemporary processes of violent political mobilization across continents: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East. It pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women or children and details the drivers of their violent engagement.

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Understanding Collective Political Violence offers a unique view on contemporary processes of violent political mobilization across continents: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East. It pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women or children and details the drivers of their violent engageme...

YVAN GUICHAOUA is Research Officer at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, UK. Previously, he was Research Fellow at Yale University, USA. His research focuses on political violence and the political economy of natural resources in West Africa.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Individual Drivers of Collective Violence and the Dynamics of Armed Groups; Y.Guichaoua
PART I: JOINING INSURGENCIES: CONTEXTS, BELIEFS AND AGENCY
Militarized Youth in Western Côte d'Ivoire: Who are They? Why did They Fight?; M.C.den Hamer
Political Cultures and Tuareg Mobilizations: Rebels of Niger, from Kaocen to the Mouvement des Nigériens Pour la Justice; F.Deycard
The Mobilization of Children: What's the Difference?; J.Hart
Gendered Patterns of Mobilisation and Recruitment for Political Violence, Experiences from Three Latin American Countries; L.M.D.Ortega
Have Gun, Will Travel: Interpreting the Trajectories of Female Irregular Combatants; L.Gayer
Engendering Armed Militancy in Kashmir: Women as Perpetrators of Violence; S.Shekhawat
Recruitment into Armed Groups in Colombia: A Survey of Demobilized Fighters; A.M.Arjona& S.Kalyvas
PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF INSURGENT GROUPS
The Dilemmas of Recruitment: The Colombian Case; F.G.Sanin
Religion versus Ethnicity as a Source of Mobilisation: Are There Differences?; F.Stewart
The Politics of Counter-insurgency: How did the Young Patriots Emerge in Côte d'Ivoire?; G.Koné
Circumstantial Alliances and Loose Loyalties in Rebellion Making: The Case of Tuareg Insurgency in Northern Niger (2007-2009); Y.Guichaoua
Concluding Remarks; Y.Guichaoua