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The British Approach to Counterinsurgency

From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan

Editors: Dixon, P. (Ed.)

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This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach, challenging conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists.

About the authors

HUW BENNETT Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London, UK, teaching at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, UK SIR SHERARD COWPER-COLES Career diplomat, currently working for BAE System advising on business development in the Middle East and south-east Asia HILARY CORNISH Research student at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland BRICE DICKSON Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland CLAIRE DUNCANSON Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland KARL HACK Chair of the Open University's new history course 'Empires 1492-1975' DAVID HUNT Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA GLEN RANGWALA Lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

Reviews

"For the non-specialist reader, this book provides a wealth of historical background that helps to explain why the 'insurgency narrative' has been catastrophically inappropriate, especially in Afghanistan." - New Humanist


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Approach to Counterinsurgency
Book Subtitle
From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan
Editors
  • P. Dixon
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29347-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33297-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 442
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