Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

By: C. Christine Fair & Sumit Ganguly (Eds)

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For long, the fight against insurgency has been seen mainly as a domain of military forces, and not of the police. The vast literature on counterinsurgency, both historical and contemporary, therefore, tends to focus solely on combat strategies, organizational issues, and politico-military relations. However, national leaders and governments, in a variety of settings, are beginning to grasp the important role played by a neutral, competent, and reliable police force in quelling insurgencies. But there remains an inexplicable dearth of scholarship on this dimension of internal security. This volume, part of the Oxford International Relations in South Asia series, corrects this imbalance, bringing together a series of case studies from Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. It examines the conditions in which police forces have either succeeded or failed in contributing to the resolution of an insurgency situation in a particular society. Each study presents the history of the specific insurgency, the attempts made and reform measures undertaken by the police force to confront it, and the efficacy of those measures, thereby offering insights into a geographically and socially diverse typology of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations from across the world. Printed Pages: 376.

Title: Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

Author Name: C. Christine Fair & Sumit Ganguly (Eds)

Categories: Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press:

ISBN: 0198094884

ISBN 13: 9780198094883

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 108829

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