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The Resource Understanding insurgency : popular support for the PKK in Turkey, Francis O'Connor

Understanding insurgency : popular support for the PKK in Turkey, Francis O'Connor

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Understanding insurgency : popular support for the PKK in Turkey
Title
Understanding insurgency
Title remainder
popular support for the PKK in Turkey
Statement of responsibility
Francis O'Connor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
No insurgent movement can survive without some degree of popular support, but what does it mean to support an armed group? Focusing on the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), which has come to global attention in recent years for its efforts in resisting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but has been present and active in the region for much longer, Francis O'Connor explores the first three decades of the PKK's insurgency in Turkey. Looking at how the relationship between armed groups and their supporters should be conceptually understood, how this relationship varies spatially and what role violence has in their relationship, he draws on Civil War, Social Movements and Rebel Governance literatures to outline how the PKK survived a military coup in 1980 and slowly won popular support through incipient forms of rebel governance, the targeted use of violence and a nuanced projection of its ideology and objectives. In doing so, it provides an historical narrative to an organisation which has managed to successfully resist NATO's second largest army with limited weapons for decades and has become a key player of Kurdish rights in the wider region
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
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O'Connor, Francis
Dewey number
956.6/703
Index
index present
LC call number
DR435.K87
LC item number
O367 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê
  • Kurds
  • Insurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
Understanding insurgency : popular support for the PKK in Turkey, Francis O'Connor
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Aug 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kurdistan in Twentieth Century Turkey -- Theories of Insurgent Support -- PKK Pre-conflict Mobilisation (1974-1984) -- PKK and Rural Insurgency -- PKK Insurgency and the City -- The PKK in Western Turkey
Control code
CR9781108975087
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108975087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding insurgency : popular support for the PKK in Turkey, Francis O'Connor
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Aug 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kurdistan in Twentieth Century Turkey -- Theories of Insurgent Support -- PKK Pre-conflict Mobilisation (1974-1984) -- PKK and Rural Insurgency -- PKK Insurgency and the City -- The PKK in Western Turkey
Control code
CR9781108975087
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108975087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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