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The Resource Violent Resistance : Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique, Corinna Jentzsch

Violent Resistance : Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique, Corinna Jentzsch

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Violent Resistance : Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique
Title
Violent Resistance
Title remainder
Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique
Statement of responsibility
Corinna Jentzsch
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Language
eng
Summary
Why do communities form militias to defend themselves against violence during civil war? Using original interviews with former combatants and civilians and archival material from extensive fieldwork in Mozambique, Corinna Jentzsch's Violent Resistance explains the timing, location and process through which communities form militias. Jentzsch shows that local military stalemates characterized by ongoing violence allow civilians to form militias that fight alongside the government against rebels. Militias spread only to communities in which elites are relatively unified, preventing elites from coopting militias for private gains. Crucially, militias that build on preexisting social conventions are able to resonate with the people and empower them to regain agency over their lives. Jentzsch's innovative study brings conceptual clarity to the militia phenomenon and helps us understand how wartime civilian agency, violent resistance, and the rise of third actors beyond governments and rebels affect the dynamics of civil war, on the African continent and beyond
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Jentzsch, Corinna
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non fiction
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Series statement
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics
Label
Violent Resistance : Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique, Corinna Jentzsch
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online resource
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text
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CR9781108936026
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781108936026
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Violent Resistance : Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique, Corinna Jentzsch
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 13 Jan 2022)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108936026
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108936026
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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