Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India

State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India
Oxford University Press Inc
  • erschienen am 16. Juli 2019
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 240 Seiten
978-0-19-092996-1 (ISBN)
Gambling with Violence tackles a global problem that is particularly consequential for Pakistan and India: state outsourcing of violence to ordinary civilians, criminals, and ex-insurgents. Drawing on over 200 interviews, archival research, and fieldwork conducted in Islamabad, Srinagar, New Delhi, Dhaka, Diyarbakir, Ankara, Moscow, London, and Washington, D.C., this book introduces the "balance-of-interests" thesis to deepen our understanding of state-nonstate alliances in civil war. Incorporating international case studies of previously underexplored conduct and little-known governmental alliances with criminals and ex-rebels, this book reveals configurations of local power and actors' interests that result in distinct alliance patterns and demonstrates the framework's applicability in South Asia and beyond.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 236 mm
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  • Breite: 160 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 499 gr
978-0-19-092996-1 (9780190929961)
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Yelena Biberman is an assistant professor of political science at Skidmore College and nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. She specializes in the study of political violence, South Asian politics, and unconventional warfare.
Yelena Biberman offers an important new argument about the sources of alliances between governments and non-state armed groups. Combining a novel typology, clear theoretical argument, and detailed comparisons in South Asia and beyond, this work makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of state-armed group relations in the contemporary world. * Paul Staniland, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago * This is a fascinating, carefully-researched, and theoretically supple study of the conditions under which states forge alliances with nonstate actors in civil wars. The book will be of considerable interest to scholars of South Asia, counterinsurgency, and civil wars. * Sumit Ganguly, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations, Indiana University - Bloomington * We know that outsourcing violence is a hard decision for states, and yet we do not fully understand the how, why and, equally importantly, between whom. Biberman's excellent study combines a balance of interest framework with in-depth accounts to significantly improve our understanding. * Stathis N. Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Government, University of Oxford *

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