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Democratic counterinsurgents : how democracies can prevail in irregular warfare, William Patterson

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Democratic counterinsurgents : how democracies can prevail in irregular warfare
Title
Democratic counterinsurgents
Title remainder
how democracies can prevail in irregular warfare
Statement of responsibility
William Patterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the ways in which democracies can win counterinsurgencies when they implement a proper strategy. At a time when the USA is retrenching from two bungled foreign wars that involved deadly insurgent uprisings, this is a particularly important argument. Succumbing to the trauma of those engagements and drawing the wrong conclusions about counterinsurgency can only lead to further defeat in the future. Rather than assuming that counterinsurgency is ineffective, it is crucial to understand that a conventional response to an insurgent challenge is likely to fail. Counterinsurgency must be applied from the beginning, and if done properly can be highly effective, even when used by democratic regimes. In fact, because such regimes are often wealthier; have more experience at institution-building and functional governance; are more pluralistic in nature and therefore enjoy higher levels of legitimacy than do autocracies, democracies may have considerable advantages in counterinsurgency warfare. Rather than give up in despair, democracies should learn to leverage these advantages and implement them against future insurgencies
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Patterson, William,
Dewey number
355.02
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rethinking political violence
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  • Counterinsurgency
  • International relations
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Iraq
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Democratic counterinsurgents : how democracies can prevail in irregular warfare, William Patterson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Puzzle; Organization; Chapter 2: The Arguments; Lack of Resolve; Strategic Limitations; What Counts as Winning?; Legitimacy; Chapter 3: A Population-Centric COIN Strategy; Direct Action Against the Insurgent; Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Chapter 4: Malaya; History; Direct Action Against the Insurgent; Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Vietnam; History
  • Direct Action Against the Insurgent Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Iraq; History; Direct Action Against the Insurgent; Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
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ocn952108598
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Extent
1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137600608
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952108598
Label
Democratic counterinsurgents : how democracies can prevail in irregular warfare, William Patterson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Puzzle; Organization; Chapter 2: The Arguments; Lack of Resolve; Strategic Limitations; What Counts as Winning?; Legitimacy; Chapter 3: A Population-Centric COIN Strategy; Direct Action Against the Insurgent; Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Chapter 4: Malaya; History; Direct Action Against the Insurgent; Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Vietnam; History
  • Direct Action Against the Insurgent Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Conclusion; Chapter 6: Iraq; History; Direct Action Against the Insurgent; Indirect Action Against the Insurgent; Interaction with the Population; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn952108598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137600608
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952108598

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