Qaddafi s Green Book Book

Qaddafi s Green Book


  • Author : Muammar Qaddafi
  • Publisher : Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013022796

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Rebel Law Book

Rebel Law


  • Author : Frank Ledwidge
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849047982

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"In most societies, courts are where the rubber of government meets the road of the people. If a state cannot settle disputes and enforce its decisions, to all intents and purposes it is no longer in charge. This is why successful rebels put courts and justice at the top of their agendas. Rebel Law explores this key weapon in the arsenal of insurgent groups, from the IRA's 'Republican Tribunals' of the 1920s to Islamic State's 'Caliphate of Law,' via the ALN in Algeria of the 50s and 60s and the Afghan Taliban of recent years. Frank Ledwidge delineates the battle in such ungoverned spaces between counterinsurgents seeking to retain the initiative and the insurgent courts undermining them. Contrasting colonial judicial strategy with the chaos of stabilisation operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, he offers compelling lessons for today's conflicts"--Book jacket.

Irish Republican Army Manual of Guerrilla Warfare Book

Irish Republican Army Manual of Guerrilla Warfare


  • Author : Irish Republican Army
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-03-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1937981851

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Irish Republican Army Manual of Guerrilla Warfare Excerpt :

This book is filled with strategies for guerilla warfare gained from first hand experiences of Irish Republican Army volunteers and regulars. Whether you are a student of political science or the military sciences, this book is an absolute must have for every library.

Female Combatants after Armed Struggle Book

Female Combatants after Armed Struggle


  • Author : Niall Gilmartin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351853897

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Female Combatants after Armed Struggle Excerpt :

This book stems from a simple ‘feminist curiosity’ that can be succinctly summed up into a single question: what happens to combatant women after the war? Based on in-depth interviews with 40 research participants, mostly former combatants within the Irish Republican Army (IRA), this book offers a critical exploration of republican women and conflict transition in the North of Ireland. Drawing on the feminist theory of a continuum of violence, this book finds that the dichotomous separation of war and peace within conventional approaches represents a gendered fiction. Despite undertaking wartime roles that were empowering, agentic, and subversive, this book finds that the ‘post-conflict moment’ as experienced by female combatants represents not peace and security, but a continuity of gender discrimination, violence, injustice, and insecurity. The experiences and perspectives contained in this book challenge the discursive deployment of terms such as post-conflict, peace, and security, and moreover, shed light on the many forms of post-war activism undertaken by combatant women in pursuit of peace, equality, and security. The book represents an important intervention in the field of gender, political violence, and peace, and more specifically, female combatants and conflict transition. It is analytically significant in its exploration of the ways in which gender operates within non-state military movements emerging from conflict, and will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

Another Kind of War Book

Another Kind of War


  • Author : John A. Lynn
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300189988

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An accessible and comprehensive history of terrorism from ancient times to the present In the years since 9/11, there has been a massive surge in interest surrounding the study of terrorism. This volume applies distinguished military historian John Lynn’s lifetime of research and teaching experience to this difficult topic. As a form of violence that implies the threat of future violence, terrorism breeds insecurity, vulnerability, and a desire for retribution that has far-reaching consequences. Lynn distinguishes between the paralyzing effect of fear and the potentially dangerous and chaotic effects of moral outrage and righteous retaliation guiding counterterrorism efforts. In this accessible and comprehensive text, Lynn traces the evolution of terrorism over time, exposing its constants and contrasts. In doing so, he contextualizes this violence and argues that a knowledge of the history and nature of terrorism can temper its psychological effects, and can help us more accurately and carefully assess threats as well as develop informed and measured responses.

Researching Terrorism  Peace and Conflict Studies Book

Researching Terrorism Peace and Conflict Studies


  • Author : Ioannis Tellidis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317697909

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This book examines potential synergies between the fields of Terrorism Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies. The volume presents theoretically- and empirically-informed contributions, which shed light on whether the two fields can inform each other on issues of mutual interest and importance. The book examines key themes including the conceptualisation(s) of peace and violence; the exceptionalisation of terrorist violence; the relationship between scholarship and political power; the dysfunctionality of the liberal peace and the opportunities offered by post-liberal peacebuilding frameworks; and the implications and challenges of cyber-terrorism and cyber-conflict. Furthermore, the book intends to be a launching pad for future debate on whether the recent 'critical' turn in terrorism studies can offer a pathway for peace studies to engage with the so far largely ignored question of power. Consisting of not only key scholars but also practitioners and policy makers, the contributors present a number of case studies, including Colombia, Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, and Iraq, where they explore the relationships between terrorism and peace and conflict approaches. They critically analyse the statist approach inherent in both terrorism approaches and liberal peacebuilding frameworks; the role of the grassroots levels of society; the inefficiency of simplistic frameworks of understanding and implementation; and the chains of governance from international (and transnational) actors to national actors and finally from national to local actors. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, peace and conflict studies, IR and security studies.

The I R A  Book

The I R A


  • Author : Timothy Patrick Coogan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:318459312

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New Sinn F  in Book

New Sinn F in


  • Author : Agnès Maillot
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0415321964

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Review: "This book assesses the importance and relevance of Sinn Fein within the changing configurations of Irish politics, studying it as a political party on both sides of the Irish border. It investigates whether Sinn Fein can sustain the progress made over the last decade, retain its identity as the voice of radical republicanism, and ultimately, whether its vision of a united Ireland can prevail." "Containing interviews with key figures, such as Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, New Sinn Fein is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Irish politics, and the Republican Movement in particular."

The Secret Army Book

The Secret Army


  • Author : J. Bowyer Bell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 702
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351474450

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The Secret Army is the definitive work on the Irish Republican Army. It is an absorbing account of a movement that has had a profound effect on the shaping of the modern Irish state. The secret army in the service of the invisible Republic has had a powerful effect on Irish events over the past twenty-five years. These hidden corridors of power interest Bell and inspired him to spend more time with the IRA than many volunteers spend in it. This book is the culmination of twenty-five years of work and tens of thousands of hours of interviews. Bell's unique access to the leadership of the republican movement and his contacts with all involved—British politicians, Irish politicians, policemen, arms smugglers, and others committed or opposed to the IRA—explain why The Secret Army is the book on the subject. This edition represents a complete revision and includes vast quantities of new information. Bell's book gives us vital insight into our times as well as Irish history. This edition of The Secret Army contains six new chapters that bring the history of this clandestine organization up to date. They are: The First Decade, The Nature of the Long War, 1979-1980"; "Unconventional Conflict, The Hunger Strikes, January 1980-October 3, 1981"; The Protracted Struggle, September 1981-January 1984"; "War, Politics, and the Split, January 1984-December 1986"; The Troubles as Institution, 1987-1990": and The Armed Struggle Transformed, 1991-1996, The End Game." In his new introduction, Bell reflects on his decades of research, the experiences he has had, and the people he has met during his extensive visits to Ireland.

To Serve the Enemy Book

To Serve the Enemy


  • Author : Shane Darcy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-26
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191093241

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To Serve the Enemy Excerpt :

A constant yet oftentimes concealed practice in war has been the use of informers and collaborators by parties to an armed conflict. Despite the prevalence of such activity, and the serious and at times fatal consequences that befall those who collaborate with an enemy, international law applicable in times of armed conflict does not squarely address the phenomenon. The recruitment, use and treatment of informers and other collaborators is addressed only partially and at times indirectly by international humanitarian law. In this book, Shane Darcy examines the development and application of the relevant rules and principles of the laws of armed conflict in relation to collaboration. With a primary focus on international humanitarian law as may be applicable to various forms of collaboration, the book also offers an assessment of the relevance of human rights and considers how the phenomenon of collaboration has been addressed post-conflict.

One Man s Terrorist Book

One Man s Terrorist


  • Author : Daniel Finn
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786636898

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A history of “the Troubles”: the radical politics of Republicanism The conflict in Northern Ireland was one of the most devastating in post-war Europe, claiming the lives of 3,500 people and injuring many more. This book is a riveting new history of the radical politics that drove a unique insurgency that emerged from the crucible of 1968. Based on extensive archival research, One Man’s Terrorist explores the relationship between the IRA, a clandestine army described as ‘one of the most ruthless and capable insurgent forces in modern history’, and the political movement that developed alongside it to challenge British rule. From Wilson and Heath to Thatcher and Blair, a generation of British politicians had to face an unprecedented subversive threat whose reach extended from West Belfast to Westminster. Finn shows how Republicans fought a war on several fronts, making use of every weapon available to achieve their goal of a united Ireland, from car bombs to election campaigns, street marches to hunger strikes. Though driven by an uncompromising revolutionary politics that blended militant nationalism with left-wing ideology, their movement was never monolithic, its history punctuated by splits and internal conflicts. The IRA’s war ultimately ended in stalemate, with the peace process of the 1990s and the Good Friday Agreement that has maintained an uneasy balance ever since.

Pathological Counterinsurgency Book

Pathological Counterinsurgency


  • Author : Samuel R. Greene
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-06-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498538190

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This book examines expectations that elections will lead to counterinsurgency success through close analysis of four cases where governments were supported by the United States: Vietnam, El Salvador, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Such expectations are unfounded, and contributed to a flawed counterinsurgency strategy by the United States.

Armed Struggle Book
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Armed Struggle


  • Author : Richard English
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330475785

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A timely work of major historical importance, examining the whole spectrum of events from the 1916 Easter Rising to the current and ongoing peace process, fully updated with a new afterword for the paperback edition. ‘An essential book ... closely-reasoned, formidably intelligent and utterly compelling ... required reading across the political spectrum ... important and riveting’ Roy Foster, The Times ‘An outstanding new book on the IRA ... a calm, rational but in the end devastating deconstruction of the IRA’ Henry McDonald, Observer ‘Superb ... the first full history of the IRA and the best overall account of the organization. English writes to the highest scholarly standards ... Moreover, he writes with the common reader in mind: he has crafted a fine balance of detail and analysis and his prose is clear, fresh and jargon-free ... sets a new standard for debate on republicanism’ Peter Hart, Irish Times 'The one book I recommend for anyone trying to understand the craziness and complexity of the Northern Ireland tragedy.’ Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes

Fear Itself  The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time Book
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Fear Itself The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time


  • Author : Ira Katznelson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9780871406606

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“A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”—Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book Review A work that “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself changes the ground rules for our understanding of this pivotal era in American history. Ira Katznelson examines the New Deal through the lens of a pervasive, almost existential fear that gripped a world defined by the collapse of capitalism and the rise of competing dictatorships, as well as a fear created by the ruinous racial divisions in American society. Katznelson argues that American democracy was both saved and distorted by a Faustian collaboration that guarded racial segregation as it built a new national state to manage capitalism and assert global power. Fear Itself charts the creation of the modern American state and “how a belief in the common good gave way to a central government dominated by interest-group politics and obsessed with national security” (Louis Menand, The New Yorker).