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The Resource Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation, edited by Diane E. Davis, Anthony W. Pereira, (electronic resource)

Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation, edited by Diane E. Davis, Anthony W. Pereira, (electronic resource)

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Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation
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Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation
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edited by Diane E. Davis, Anthony W. Pereira
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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322/.5
LC call number
JF195
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.I77 2003eb
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1953-
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  • Davis, Diane E.
  • Pereira, Anthony W
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Civil-military relations
  • Armed Forces
  • State, The
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  • Existing models of state formation are derived primarily from early Western European experience, and are misleading when applied to nation-states struggling to consolidate their dominion in the present period. In this volume, scholars suggest that the Western European model of armies waging war on behalf of sovereign states does not hold universally. The importance of 'irregular' armed forces - militias, guerrillas, paramilitaries, mercenaries, bandits, vigilantes, police, and so on - has been seriously neglected in the literature on this subject. The case studies in this book suggest, among other things, that the creation of the nation-state as a secure political entity rests as much on 'irregular' as regular armed forces. For most of the 'developing' world, the state's legitimacy has been difficult to achieve, constantly eroding or challenged by irregular armed forces within a country's borders. No account of modern state formation can be considered complete without attending to irregular forces
  • This book examines a variety of comparative and historical experiences in which irregular armed forces (ranging from militias, paramilitaries, guerrillas, bandits, mercenaries, vigilantes, and police forces to armed veteran groups) have struggled against or on behalf of national states. The study hopes to raise questions about the new political relevance of these types of armed forces. It considers the conditions under which they are more significant than conventional military personnel in supplanting or undermining states, and their broader role in national political development
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Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation, edited by Diane E. Davis, Anthony W. Pereira, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000183849
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unknown
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9780521012188
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(pb.)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000183849
Label
Irregular armed forces and their role in politics and state formation, edited by Diane E. Davis, Anthony W. Pereira, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000183849
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521012188
Isbn Type
(pb.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000183849

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