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Rebelocracy : Social Order in the Colombian Civil War (Hardcover) (Ana Arjona)

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"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 andquantitative 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"--
Number of Pages: 401.0
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Ana Arjona
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2016
TCIN: 51626293
UPC: 9781107126039
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-9751

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