The new counter-insurgency era in critical perspective

The new counter-insurgency era in critical perspective. Edited by Celeste Ward Gventer, David Martin Jones and M. L. R. Smith Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. doi:10.1057/9781137336941

Title The new counter-insurgency era in critical perspective
Place of Publication Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1057/9781137336941
Open Access Status
Series Rethinking Political Violence
ISBN 9781137336958
Language eng
Editor Celeste Ward Gventer
David Martin Jones
M. L. R. Smith
Total number of pages 392
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Over the last decade, the notion of counter-insurgency (COIN) has risen to prominence as the dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the high level of attention paid to the subject by military analysts, the broader theoretical and historical factors which underpin counter-insurgency have received comparatively little critical scrutiny. This volume addresses the gap in existing scholarship by exploring and challenging several critical aspects of the prevailing orthodoxy on COIN.

This critical reappraisal of counter-insurgency thinking and practice brings together a number of international academics and practitioners, providing a pluralistic insight on the effectiveness of counter-insurgency operations from military, academic, media and civilian administrative perspectives. It also combines US and British insights into the theory and practise of twenty-first century COIN. With the continuing relevance of 'big third party' COIN to Western engagement in future wars of choice, this book provides an important and timely analysis of an issue which will continue to impact American and British security policy and future interventions.

This book will appeal to scholars of Military Studies, Strategic Studies, Security Studies and International Relations and to practitioners and policy-makers working in the field of counter-insurgency.
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