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The Resource British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon, (electronic book)

British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon, (electronic book)

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British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan
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British approach to counterinsurgency
Title remainder
from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Dixon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach, challenging conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists.
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UK-WkNB
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Dixon, Paul
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Counterinsurgency
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The British 'hearts and minds' approach to counterinsurgency was credited with rare successes against insurgencies in Malaya (1948-60), Northern Ireland (1969-2007) and its widely admired approach to peacekeeping in the nineties. More recently, the British influenced the development of US counterinsurgency thinking on Iraq just as the British Army was perceived to be failing in Southern Iraq. Despite their attempt, the British military failed to restore their reputation by involvement in the 'good war' in Afghanistan. This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach and challenges conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists. Regional experts suggest that simplistic and over-optimistic lessons drawn from Britain's historical experiences in Malaya and Northern Ireland could not provide lessons for the complexities of Iraq and Afghanistan. Thematic specialists raise questions about the suitability of the military for 'humanitarian interventions' and the impact of these wars on domestic politics and society
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British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of Tables Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors List of Abbreviations The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: 'Hearts and Minds' from Malaya to Afghanistan?-- P.Dixon Analysing British Counterinsurgency Beyond Hearts and Minds? Perspectives on Counterinsurgency-- P.Dixon Britain's Vietnam Syndrome? Perspectives on British Counterinsurgency, the Media and Public Opinion-- P.Dixon Bringing it all Back Home? The Militarisation of Britain and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars-- P.Dixon A Feminist Approach to British Counterinsurgency-- C.Duncanson & H.Cornish Baha Mousa and the British Army in Iraq-- H.Bennett Case Studies: Malaya to Afghanistan Using and Abusing the Past: The Malayan Emergency as Counterinsurgency Paradigm-- K.Hack Dirty Wars: Counterinsurgency from Vietnam to Afghanistan-- D.Hunt 'Hearts and Minds'? British Counterinsurgency Strategy in Northern Ireland-- P.Dixon Counterinsurgency and Human Rights in Northern Ireland-- B.Dickson Counterinsurgency amid Fragmentation: the British in Southern Iraq-- G.Rangwala Countering the Afghan Insurgency: Three Lessons Learned-- S.Cowper-Coles Conclusion: The Military and British Democracy-- P.Dixon
Control code
9781137284686
Extent
xvi, 442 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137284686
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ill.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of Tables Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors List of Abbreviations The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: 'Hearts and Minds' from Malaya to Afghanistan?-- P.Dixon Analysing British Counterinsurgency Beyond Hearts and Minds? Perspectives on Counterinsurgency-- P.Dixon Britain's Vietnam Syndrome? Perspectives on British Counterinsurgency, the Media and Public Opinion-- P.Dixon Bringing it all Back Home? The Militarisation of Britain and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars-- P.Dixon A Feminist Approach to British Counterinsurgency-- C.Duncanson & H.Cornish Baha Mousa and the British Army in Iraq-- H.Bennett Case Studies: Malaya to Afghanistan Using and Abusing the Past: The Malayan Emergency as Counterinsurgency Paradigm-- K.Hack Dirty Wars: Counterinsurgency from Vietnam to Afghanistan-- D.Hunt 'Hearts and Minds'? British Counterinsurgency Strategy in Northern Ireland-- P.Dixon Counterinsurgency and Human Rights in Northern Ireland-- B.Dickson Counterinsurgency amid Fragmentation: the British in Southern Iraq-- G.Rangwala Countering the Afghan Insurgency: Three Lessons Learned-- S.Cowper-Coles Conclusion: The Military and British Democracy-- P.Dixon
Control code
9781137284686
Extent
xvi, 442 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137284686
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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