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The Resource Rebel rulers : insurgent governance and civilian life during war, Zachariah Cherian Mampilly

Rebel rulers : insurgent governance and civilian life during war, Zachariah Cherian Mampilly

Label
Rebel rulers : insurgent governance and civilian life during war
Title
Rebel rulers
Title remainder
insurgent governance and civilian life during war
Statement of responsibility
Zachariah Cherian Mampilly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 result. Rebel Rulers is informed by Zachariah Cherian Mampilly's extensive fieldwork in rebel-controlled areas. Focusing on three insurgent organizations-the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka, the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) in Congo, and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in Sudan-Mampilly's comparative analysis shows that rebel leaders design governance systems in response to pressures from three main sources. They must take into consideration the needs of local civilians, who can challenge rebel rule in various ways. They must deal with internal factions that threaten their control. And they must respond to the transnational actors that operate in most contemporary conflict zones. The development of insurgent governments can benefit civilians even as they enable rebels to assert control over their newly attained and sometimes chaotic territories. Book jacket
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mampilly, Zachariah Cherian
Dewey number
321
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS489.84
LC item number
.M356 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Civilians in war
  • Civilians in war
  • Civilians in war
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
Rebel rulers : insurgent governance and civilian life during war, Zachariah Cherian Mampilly
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223114309736
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : governing rebels -- Bandits, warlords, embryonic states, black spots, and ungoverned territories : the unwieldy taxonomy of rebel-governed areas -- Understanding variation in insurgent governance systems -- The two faces of the tiger : Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -- Building a new Sudan : the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army -- Resurrecting Bula Matari : the Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie-Goma -- Comparative insurgent governance -- Rules and resistance : new agendas for studying insurgency and governance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780801449130
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011005004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019825264
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 700735754
  • (OCoLC)700735754
Label
Rebel rulers : insurgent governance and civilian life during war, Zachariah Cherian Mampilly
Publication
Bar code
31223114309736
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : governing rebels -- Bandits, warlords, embryonic states, black spots, and ungoverned territories : the unwieldy taxonomy of rebel-governed areas -- Understanding variation in insurgent governance systems -- The two faces of the tiger : Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -- Building a new Sudan : the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army -- Resurrecting Bula Matari : the Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie-Goma -- Comparative insurgent governance -- Rules and resistance : new agendas for studying insurgency and governance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 293 pages
Isbn
9780801449130
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011005004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019825264
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 700735754
  • (OCoLC)700735754

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