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Rebelocracy : social order in the Colombian Civil War / Ana Arjona.

Author:
Arjona, Ana [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Description:
xxii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series:
Cambridge studies in comparative politics. [More in this series]
Summary note:
  • "Conventional wisdom portrays war zones as chaotic and anarchic. In reality, however, they are often orderly. This work investigates theoretically and empirically the emergence and functioning of social order in conflict zones. By theorizing the interaction between combatants and civilians and how they impact wartime institutions, the study delves into rebel behavior, civilian agency and their impact on the conduct of war. Based on years of fieldwork in Colombia, the theory is tested with qualitative and quantitative evidence on communities, armed groups, and individuals in conflict zones. The study shows how armed groups strive to rule civilians, and how the latter influence the terms of that rule. The theory and empirical results illuminate our understanding of civil war, institutions, local governance, non-violent resistance and the emergence of political order"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "This work investigates theoretically and empirically the emergence and functioning of social order in conflict zones. By theorizing the interaction between combatants and civilians and how they impact wartime institutions, the study delves into rebel behavior, civilian agency and their impact on the conduct of war. Based on years of fieldwork in Colombia, the theory is tested with qualitative and quantitative evidence on communities, armed groups, and individuals in conflict zones. The study shows how armed groups strive to rule civilians, and how the latter influence terms of that rule. The theory and empirical results illuminate our understanding of civil war, institutions, local governance, non-violent resistance and the emergence of political order"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-385) and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Table of contents; List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and glossary of terms; 1. Introduction; 2. Wartime social order: what is it and how does it vary?; 3. A theory of social order in civil war; 4. Research design: conflict zones in Colombia; 5. The determinants of social order; 6. Creating rebelocracy, aliocracy, and disorder; 7. How local institutions matter: a process-driven natural experiment in Viota; 8. Testing the microfoundations: social order and recruitment; 9. Conclusion.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107126039
  • 1107126037
LCCN:
2016035556
OCLC:
952155889
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