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Rebel Rulers Insurgent Governance and Civilian Life During War

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ISBN-10: 0801449138

ISBN-13: 9780801449130

Edition: 2011

Authors: Zachariah Cherian Mampilly

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Rebel groups are often portrayed as predators, their leaders little more than warlords. In conflicts large and small, however, insurgents frequently take and hold territory, establishing sophisticated systems of governance that deliver extensive public services to civilians under their control. From police and courts, schools, hospitals, and taxation systems to more symbolic expressions such as official flags and anthems, some rebels are able to appropriate functions of the modern state, often to great effect in generating civilian compliance. Other insurgent organizations struggle to provide even the most basic services and suffer from the local unrest and international condemnation that…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/7/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.96" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Zachariah Cherian Mampilly is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Political Science, International Studies, and Africana Studies at Vassar College.