Gventer, Celeste Ward

The New Counter-insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Celeste Ward Gventer, David Martin Jones, M. L. R. Smith

Part I. Counter-insurgency: History and Theory

2. Minting New COIN: Critiquing Counter-insurgency Theory
Celeste Ward Gventer, David Martin Jones, M. L. R. Smith

3. COIN and the Chameleon: The Category Errors of Trying to Divide the Indivisible
M. L. M. Smith

4. Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unspoken Paradox of Large-Scale Expeditionary COIN
Jeffrey Michaels

5. Government in a Box? Counter-insurgency, State Building, and the Technocratic Conceit
Colin Jackson

6. ‘Our Ghettos, Too, Need a Lansdale’: American Counter-insurgency Abroad and at Home in the Vietnam Era
William Rosenau

7. Bringing the Soil Back in: Control and Territoriality in Western and Non-Western COIN
James Worrall

8. Counter-insurgency and Violence Management
Paul Staniland

9. Mass, Methods, and Means: The Northern Ireland ‘Model’ of Counter-insurgency
John Bew

10. David Galula and the Revival of COIN in the US Military
Douglas Porch

Part II. Counter-insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan?

11. Testing the Surge: Why Did Violence Decline in Iraq in 2007?
Stephen Biddle, Jeffrey A. Friedman, Jacob N. Shapiro

12. After a Decade of Counter-insurgency, Eliminate Nation-Building from US Military Manuals
Bing West

13. The Conceit of American Counter-insurgency
Gian Gentile

14. ‘The Population Is the Enemy’: Control, Behaviour, and Counter-insurgency in Central Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Ryan Evans

15. The Reluctant Counter-insurgents: Britain’s Absent Surge in Southern Iraq
Huw Bennett

Part III. Counter-insurgency and Future Warfare

16. Questions about COIN after Iraq and Afghanistan
Joshua Rovner

17. The Military Utility and Interventions Post-Afghanistan: Reassessing Ends, Ways, and Means
Matthew Ford

18. ‘What Do We Do If We Are Never Going to Do This Again?’ Western Counter-insurgency Choices after Iraq and Afghanistan
Paul Schulte

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, International Relations, Terrorism and Political Violence, Military and Defence Studies, Conflict Studies, Diplomacy, Political Science

Publication year
Rethinking Political Violence series
Page amount
388 pages
Printed ISBN

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