Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics Kledja Mulaj

ISBN: 9780231701204

Published: October 1st 2009

Hardcover

475 pages


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Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics  by  Kledja Mulaj

Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics by Kledja Mulaj
October 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 475 pages | ISBN: 9780231701204 | 4.32 Mb

The 2008 attacks on Mumbai were carried out by a Pakistani militant group known as Lashkar i-Taiba, termed a non-state actor by Pakistans president, Asif Zardari. In most cases, violent non-state actors (VNSAs) rise as a state fails, resorting toMoreThe 2008 attacks on Mumbai were carried out by a Pakistani militant group known as Lashkar i-Taiba, termed a non-state actor by Pakistans president, Asif Zardari.

In most cases, violent non-state actors (VNSAs) rise as a state fails, resorting to brutally effective, organized attacks to advance political aims and other goals.Currently operating in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, and Sudan, VNSAs can take the form of national liberation movements confronting an occupying force, insurgents engaged in protracted political and military struggles that chip away at a governments legitimacy, terrorists who threaten violence to effect political change, irregular yet recognizable armed forces working within an ungoverned area or failing state, and mercenary militias, such as those used by Shell or army-loaded units operating in the Niger Delta.The essays in this volume map follow the political, economic, and social processes behind the emergence of VNSAs and the way in which they manipulate crises.

Contributors isolate the point at which violence becomes desirable to the non-state actor and explore how this change alters the relationship between VNSAs and the state, and they track the influence of VNSAs on the rebuilding of the very governments they tear down. One of the first resources to describe these groups in depth, this volume decodes the internal structure of VNSAs, their recruitment strategies and ideologies, their characteristics and partnerships, and their fundamental similarities and differences.



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