Insurgent

Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-05-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062114457

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One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride that began in Divergent. A hit with both teen and adult readers, Insurgent is the action-packed, emotional adventure that inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Octavia Spencer. As war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!

Insurgent Terrorism

Insurgent Terrorism
Author: Victor Asal,Brian J. Phillips,R. Karl Rethemeyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-02-18
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780197607015

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Insurgent groups consist of individuals willing to organize and commit acts of terror to achieve their goals. By nature, they depend on public support, yet they sometimes target private civilians in addition to military personnel and government officials. This book examines insurgent embeddedness--the extent to which an insurgent group is enmeshed in relationships with the state, other insurgents, and the public--in order to understand why they attack civilians. Using Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) as the dataset, this book drills into civilian attacks in specific contexts, including schools, news media, and nonmilitary/nongovernment spaces designed for the general public. This book goes one step further, presenting in-depth analyses of intergroup alliances and rivalries, their changes and determinants over time, and the implications for several types of bloodshed against civilians. Insurgent Terrorism offers a comprehensive, modern approach for academics, students, and policy practitioners who seek to understand interorganizational relationships between insurgent organizations.

Waging Insurgent Warfare

Waging Insurgent Warfare
Author: Seth G. Jones
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-03
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780190600884

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Since the end of World War II, there have been 181 insurgencies around the world. In fact, most modern warfare occurs in the form of insurgencies, including in such high-profile countries as Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. However, in spite of their prevalence, we still know relatively little about how insurgencies function. With more than three dozen violent insurgencies currently taking place today, a deeper understanding of insurgent groups is more important than ever. In Waging Insurgent Warfare, Seth G. Jones offers new insights into the dynamics of insurgent groups. Jones weaves together examples from current events and recent history to identify the factors that contribute to the rise of an insurgency, the key components involved in conducting an insurgency, from selecting an organizational structure to securing aid from an outside source, and the elements that contribute to the end of insurgencies. Through examining the strategies, tactics, and campaigns that insurgents use, as well as how these factors relate to each other on the ground, Jones provides a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which insurgent groups operate. Empirically rich and historically informed, Waging Insurgent Warfare features data on over one hundred factors for every insurgency that has taken place between 1946 and 2015. While the primary emphasis revolves around insurgency, the findings in this book also have important implications for waging counterinsurgent warfare. Bringing together the existing body of knowledge on insurgencies, Jones provides a practical, accessible resource to help understand insurgent warfare. The definitive resource on insurgency, Waging Insurgent Warfare will appeal to anyone with an interest in insurgency, counterinsurgency, or modern war.

Insurgent Aesthetics

Insurgent Aesthetics
Author: Ronak K. Kapadia
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-10-25
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781478004639

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In Insurgent Aesthetics Ronak K. Kapadia theorizes the world-making power of contemporary art responses to US militarism in the Greater Middle East. He traces how new forms of remote killing, torture, confinement, and surveillance have created a distinctive post-9/11 infrastructure of racialized state violence. Linking these new forms of violence to the history of American imperialism and conquest, Kapadia shows how Arab, Muslim, and South Asian diasporic multimedia artists force a reckoning with the US war on terror's violent destruction and its impacts on immigrant and refugee communities. Drawing on an eclectic range of visual, installation, and performance works, Kapadia reveals queer feminist decolonial critiques of the US security state that visualize subjugated histories of US militarism and make palpable what he terms “the sensorial life of empire.” In this way, these artists forge new aesthetic and social alliances that sustain critical opposition to the global war machine and create alternative ways of knowing and feeling beyond the forever war.

Insurgent Universality

Insurgent Universality
Author: Massimiliano Tomba
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780190883096

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Scholars commonly take the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789, written during the French Revolution, as the starting point for the modern conception of human rights. According to the Declaration, the rights of man are held to be universal, at all times and all places. But as recent crises around migrants and refugees have made obvious, this idea, sacred as it might be among human rights advocates, is exhausted. It's long past time to reconsider the principles on which Western economic and political norms rest. This book advocates for a tradition of political universality as an alternative to the juridical universalism of the Declaration. Insurgent universality isn't based on the idea that we all share some common humanity but, rather, on the democratic excess by which people disrupt and reject an existing political and economic order. Going beyond the constitutional armor of the representative state, it brings into play a plurality of powers to which citizens have access, not through the funnel of national citizenship but in daily political practice. We can look to recent history to see various experiments in cooperative and insurgent democracy: the Indignados in Spain, the Arab Spring, Occupy, the Zapatistas in Mexico, and, going further back, the Paris Commune, the 1917 peasant revolts during the Russian Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution. This book argues that these movements belong to the common legacy of insurgent universality, which is characterized by alternative trajectories of modernity that have been repressed, hindered, and forgotten. Massimiliano Tomba examines these events to show what they could have been and what they can still be. As such he explores how their common legacy can be reactivated. Insurgent Universality analyzes the manifestos and declarations that came out of these experiments considering them as collective works of an alternative canon of political theory that challenges the great names of the Western pantheon of political thought and builds bridges between European and non-European political and social experiments.

Insurgent Empire

Insurgent Empire
Author: Priyamvada Gopal
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2019-06-25
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781784784140

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Upsets received views to show how rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empire. Much has been written on the how colonial subjects took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. The possibility of reverse influence has been largely overlooked. Insurgent Empire shows how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were not merely victims of empire and subsequent beneficiaries of its crises of conscience but also agents whose resistance both contributed to their own liberation and shaped British ideas about freedom and who could be free. This book examines dissent over the question of empire in Britain and shows how it was influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. It also shows how a pivotal role in fomenting dissent was played by anti-colonial campaigners based in London at the heart of the empire.

Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements

Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements
Author: Daniel Byman,Peter Chalk,Bruce Hoffman,William Rosenau,David Brannan
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2001-11-20
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780833032324

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The most useful forms of outside support for an insurgent movement include safe havens, financial support, political backing, and direct military assistance. Because states are able to provide all of these types of assistance, their support has had a profound impact on the effectiveness of many rebel movements since the end of the Cold War. However, state support is no longer the only, or indeed necessarily the most important, game in town. Diasporas have played a particularly important role in sustaining several strong insurgencies. More rarely, refugees, guerrilla groups, or other types of non-state supporters play a significant role in creating or sustaining an insurgency, offering fighters, training, or other forms of assistance. This report assesses post-Cold War trends in external support for insurgent movements. It describes the frequency that states, diasporas, refugees, and other non-state actors back guerrilla movements. It also assesses the motivations of these actors and which types of support matter most. This book concludes by assessing the implications for analysts of insurgent movements.

Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador

Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador
Author: Elisabeth Jean Wood,Professor Elisabeth Jean Wood,Wood Elisabeth Jean
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2003-08-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521010500

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The Insurgent Barricade

The Insurgent Barricade
Author: Mark Traugott
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780520266322

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"Excavating a database of 150 barricades, large and small, successful and unsuccessful, Mark Traugott provides us with a natural history of the insurrectionary barricade -- its physiognomy, its development, and its diffusion. From its origins in sixteenth-century Paris to its culmination in the 1848 revolution, and from France to all of Europe, this memorable book is a model of how history and social science can be creatively combined to demonstrate how a key element of modern contentious politics emerged and diffused."--Sidney Tarrow, author of Power in Movement

Insurgent Sepoys

Insurgent Sepoys
Author: Shaswati Mazumdar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2012-07-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781136518157

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The Revolt of 1857 in India has so far largely been viewed as an event that was of interest to British and Indian scholars investigating the various consequences of British colonial rule in India. What has remained out of the focus of study during the last 150 years is the possible impact of the Revolt elsewhere, its so to say international dimension: what, in particular, was the reaction in Europe where elemental social and political transformations were underway. Whatever the varied nature of the reactions, the space given to the Revolt in many European newspapers and journals while it was in progress is certainly extensive. What is more, representations of and reflections on the Revolt appeared both during the event and for long after its suppression, above all in forms of popular fiction but also in historical accounts, letters, reminiscences and other forms of writing. The collection of essays in this volume ventures into this unexplored terrain and offers a first look at some of these European responses.

South Africa s Insurgent Citizens

South Africa s Insurgent Citizens
Author: Doctor Julian Brown
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2015-07-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781783602995

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Twenty years on from South Africa's first democratic election, the post-apartheid political order is more fractured, and more fractious, than ever before. Police violence seems the order of the day – whether in response to a protest in Ficksburg or a public meeting outside a mine in Marikana. For many, this has signalled the end of the South African dream. Politics, they declare, is the preserve of the corrupt, the self-interested, the incompetent and the violent. They are wrong. Julian Brown argues that a new kind of politics can be seen on the streets and in the courtrooms of the country. This politics is made by a new kind of citizen – one that is neither respectful nor passive, but instead insurgent. The collapse of the dream of a consensus politics is not a cause for despair. South Africa's political order is fractured, and in its cracks new forms of activity, new leaders and new movements are emerging.

Wars From Within

Wars From Within
Author: Albrecht Schnabel,Rohan Gunaratna
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-10-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781783265596

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Wars from Within brings together an international and multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioner-researchers specializing in the study of insurgent movements in order to provide a deeper understanding of the violent manifestations of insurgencies in different parts of the world. In doing so, the book adopts both a functional and regional approach. Firstly, thematic chapters discuss the typology of insurgencies (ethnopolitical, religious and ideological), past and potential responses to them, as well as the impact of advance communication technology on insurgent activity. The book then presents a series of case studies assessing the successes and failures of managing contemporary insurgencies. These are drawn from European, Asian and Middle Eastern insurgencies, as well as the global al-Qaeda network that typifies the post-9/11 challenge posed by internationally operating terrorist organizations. The case studies highlight factors and conditions that trigger, escalate, de-escalate and ultimately end insurgent campaigns. The book concludes with an assessment of how the international community at large has responded and should respond to insurgencies in the future. Contents:The Challenge of Contemporary Insurgencies (Rohan Gunaratna and Albrecht Schnabel)Classification of Insurgencies:Ethnic Terrorism and Insurgencies (Dennis A Pluchinsky)Religious Insurgencies (Angus Muir)Ideological Insurgencies (N T Anders Strindberg)The Internet — A Force Multiplier for Modern Insurgencies (E Kweilen Kimmelman)Insurgencies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East: Experiences, Lessons and Recommendations:Insurgencies in the Balkans: Albanian Liberation Armies (Agon Demjaha and Lulzim Peci)India — The Defeat of Religious Extremist Terror in Punjab (K P S Gill and Ajai Sahni)Conflict to Co-option? Experiences of Dealing with the Insurgencies in India's Northeast (Ajay Darshan Behera)The Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka (D R Kaarthikeyan)Democratization versus Violence — Terrorist and Insurgent Challenges to Indonesia (Tom Farrell)Hezbollah (Shaul Shay)Al-Qaeda al-Jihad — A Global Insurgency in the Early 21st Century (Rohan Gunaratna)Conclusion:Meeting the Challenge of Contemporary Insurgencies (Albrecht Schnabel and Rohan Gunaratna) Readership: Researchers, policymakers and academics studying the causes and effects of terrorism and insurgencies. Key Features:Several case studies on insurgency included in this bookDiscusses the prevention of and responses to acts of terrorism and insurgencyKeywords:Ethnic Terrorism;Religious Insurgencies;Ideological Insurgencies;Tamil Tigers;Al-Qaeda;The Hezbollah;Albanian Liberation Armies

Insurgency

Insurgency
Author: Jeremy W. Peters
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-02-08
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780525576600

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How did the party of Lincoln become the party of Trump? From an acclaimed political reporter for The New York Times comes the definitive story of the mutiny that shattered American politics. “A bracing account of how the party of Lincoln and Reagan was hijacked by gadflies and grifters who reshaped their movement into becoming an anti-democratic cancer that attacked the U.S. Capitol.”—Joe Scarborough Jeremy W. Peters’s epic narrative chronicles the fracturing of the Republican Party. Insurgency is a fantasia-like story of a party establishment that believed it could control the dark energy it helped foment—right up until it suddenly couldn’t. How, Peters asks, did conservative values that Republicans claimed to cherish, like small government, fiscal responsibility, and morality in public service, get completely eroded as an unshakable faith in Donald Trump grew to define the party? The answer is a tale traced across three decades—with new reporting and firsthand accounts from the people who were there—of populist uprisings that destabilized the party. The signs of conflict were plainly evident for anyone who cared to look. After Barack Obama’s election convinced many Republicans that they faced an existential demographics crossroads, many believed the only way to save the party was to create a more inclusive and diverse coalition. But party leaders underestimated the energy and popular appeal of those who would pull the party in the opposite direction. They failed to see how the right-wing media they hailed as truth-telling was warping the reality in which their voters lived. And they did not understand the complicated moral framework by which many conservatives would view Trump, leading evangelicals and one-issue voters to shed Republican orthodoxy if it delivered a Supreme Court that would undo Roe v. Wade. In this sweeping history, Peters details key junctures and episodes to unfurl the story of a revolution from within. Its architects had little interest in the America of the new century but a deep understanding of the iron will of a shrinking minority. With Trump as their polestar, their gamble paid greater dividends than they’d ever imagined, extending the life of far-right conservatism in United States domestic policy into the next half century.

Divergent Series Ultimate Four Book Collection

Divergent Series Ultimate Four Book Collection
Author: Veronica Roth
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 1838
Release: 2014-07-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062359384

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Available together in one digital collection—all three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy, plus the companion volume told from the perspective of the immensely popular character Tobias. Perfect for established fans who want to own the full Divergent library or readers new to the series, this ebook bundle includes Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection. Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed "perfect society." Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Allegiant: The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers. Four: A Divergent Collection: A companion volume to the worldwide bestselling Divergent series, told from the perspective of Tobias. The four pieces included—"The Transfer," "The Initiate," "The Son," and "The Traitor"—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers a fascinating glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy. And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!

Insurgency and War in Nigeria

Insurgency and War in Nigeria
Author: Akali Omeni
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781788317245

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Boko Haram is the major threat to the Nigerian state, and has emerged as a destabilizing factor across sub-Saharan Africa. This is now a major focus of global policy-making, as between 2013 and 2014 insurgency-related deaths in Nigeria exceeded those in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book is the first to focus on the military nature of Boko Haram, the reasons for its success in those specific regions of the Chad basin it operates in and a detailed history of the Nigerian army's counter-insurgency – with whom, uniquely, the author has spent research time. The book identifies and analyses the battles and skirmishes on the front line, as well as unearthing a wider explanation for Boko Haram's military success and the causes of the instability in the region.