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Rebelocracy : social order in the Colombian civil war / Ana Arjona.

Author/Creator:
Arjona, Ana, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series:
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 401 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Social structure -- Colombia -- History.
Terrorists -- Colombia -- History.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-.
Civil war -- Colombia -- History.
Alienation (Social psychology) -- Columbia -- History.
Summary:
"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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781107126039
1107126037
OCLC:
952155889
Publisher Number:
99970340794
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