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The Global Challenge of Militias and Paramilitary Violence

Authors: Kan, Paul Rexton

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  • Acts as a systematic and comprehensive work on militias
  • Discusses the broader phenomenon of militias and their effects on the international security landscape
  • Analyzes how the future evolution of militias and paramilitary violence may affect the shape of the international security environment
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This book describes militias as significant and prevalent actors in today’s international security environment. To separate them from other types of violent non-state groups, such as terrorists, guerrillas and insurgents, the author describes militias as local guardians that use violence to fill a variety of political, social and security gaps, which have created vulnerabilities for their particular constituencies.  Although militias are local in orientation, their effects are not contained to particular countries and have only added to the instability in the international system. This book explores how militias contribute to international security issues by furthering state fragility, undermining human rights and democratization, enabling illicit trafficking, prolonging internal conflicts and fostering proxy wars.

 

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Paul Rexton Kan is Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College, USA. His work has been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes and featured on the websites DefenseOne and Freakanomics.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global Challenge of Militias and Paramilitary Violence
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13016-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13016-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13015-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13018-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 133
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