Search for dissertations about: "counterinsurgency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word counterinsurgency.

  1. 1. The Hour of God? : People in Guatemala Confronting Political Evangelicalism and Counterinsurgency (1976-1990)

    Author : Veronica Melander; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Guatemala; Ixil; Mission history; Counterinsurgency; Strategic hamlets; Efraín Ríos Montt; Evangelicalism; Political Evangelicalism; Fundamentalism; Dominion theology; Church growth; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Studies of Missions; Missionsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation is focused on one of many aspects of religion and politics in Guatemala in recent history (1976-1990). This period is characterized by unequal wealth distribution, ethnic divisions, civil war, and U.S. influence. READ MORE

  2. 2. Knowing and Seeing the Combatant. War, Counterinsurgency and Targeting in International Law

    Author : Amin Parsa; Juridiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; public international law; the principle of distinction; targeting; the international law of targeting; counterinsurgency; US Army; technologies of visualisation; knowledge-vision; military uniform; disposition matrix; war; folkrätt; riktat dödande; krigets lagar; distinktionsprincipen; militär uniform; gerillabekämpning;

    Abstract : Knowing and Seeing the Combatant investigates how does the US counterinsurgent forces make distinction between civilians and combatants during targeting practices? This dissertation is specifically focused on the visual dynamics of the contemporary targeting and as such argues that the insurgent's withdrawal from the obligation of visual self-identification as targets by not wearing military uniform reveals a complicated logic of target-ability in the laws of armed conflict (LOAC).Focusing on the legal, political and visual functions of the military uniform, this dissertation argues that LOAC legitimises lethal violence by reliance on a particular conception of human target that can be summarised as a nexus of ‘knowledge – contribution to adversarial militarised willpower – and Vision – material modes of visibility and invisibility’. READ MORE

  3. 3. Coercion and its Effects : Evidence from the Israel-Palestine Conflict

    Author : Sophia Hatz; Håvard Hegre; Kristine Eck; Allan Dafoe; Yuri Zhukov; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Civil conflict; state repression; counterinsurgency; coercion; Israel-Palestine conflict; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Counterinsurgency, state repression and other forms of coercion have multiple adverse effects. Although a state’s use of threats and force should deter an opposition group, these measures often stimulate resistance. READ MORE

  4. 4. Military Interventions in Internal Wars : The Study of Peace or the Study of War?

    Author : Kersti Larsdotter; Helena Lindholm Schulz; Jan Ångström; Ivan Arreguín-Toft; Försvarshögskolan; Gothenburg University; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Afghanistan; civil war; counterinsurgency; insurgency; interdisciplinary; ISAF; military intervention; peace operation; Peace Studies; War Studies; Krigsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap; Afghanistan; interdisciplinarity;

    Abstract : This thesis sets out to increase our understanding on how to conduct successful military interventions in internal wars, such as the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. But, instead of investigating different variables which might contribute to success, the focus is on the practice of knowledge production. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Duality of Tactical Thought : A Study of how Swedish Land Forces’ Commanders view Tactics in Irregular Warfare

    Author : Michael Gustafson; Col Pasi Kesseli; Donald Broady; Torsten Björkman; Försvarshögskolan; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Bourdieu; military thought; tactics; Irregular Warfare; Multiple Correspondence Analysis; field theory; sociology; War Studies; Krigsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This is a sociological study of the views of officers in the Swedish Army and its Amphibious Forces on tactics in Irregular Warfare (IW), in particular, Counterinsurgency (COIN). IW comprises struggles, where the military weaker part uses an indirect approach with smaller units and integrates the civilian and military dimensions in a violence spectrum including subversion, terrorism, Guerrilla Warfare and infantry actions. READ MORE