Global Politics and Violent Non-state Actors, 1st Edition

  • Natasha Ezrow
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526421577
  • ISBN-13: 9781526421579
  • DDC: 327.1
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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With inclusion of theories and causal factors for context, plenty of case studies for real-world application, and pedagogical features to encourage engagement, this book’s coverage also goes far beyond the traditional focus on terrorist groups to provide readers with a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to the subject. Examining non-state actors including warlords, gangs and private security companies, this title guides you through the core theories and concepts, taking a multidisciplinary approach; examines different explanations for the emergence of violent non-state actors as well as strategies for dealing with them; and weaves in international case studies from groups including the Islamic State, Los Zetas, Hamas, and Al Qaeda, as well as discussion questions, further reading and definitions of key terms. A must read for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in politics, international relations, security, and terrorism studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
About the Author.
List of Abbreviations.
Theories and Concepts.
1: Introduction.
2: Security Studies and Violent Non-State Actors.
3: Understanding Violence and Non-Conventional Warfare.
Explanations of Violent Non-State Actors.
4: Global Explanations.
5: State-Level Explanations.
6: Individual-and Societal-Level Explanations.
Types of Violent Non-State Actors.
7: Insurgencies.
8: Terrorist Organizations and Terror Networks.
9: Warlords and Marauders.
10: Organized Crime and Gangs.
11: Private Security Companies and Paramilitary Units.
Dealing with Violent Non-State Actors.
12: Moderation and Politicization.
13: Counter-Strategies to Violent Groups.
14: Conclusion.