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Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly


The importance of police forces in combating insurgencies is receiving increasing attention from policymakers and national leaders, but there is little academic work addressing the question of how police forces should be trained and deployed in such conflicts. This edited volume sets out to correct this imbalance through a series of case studies, drawn from Africa, the Middle East, and Central, South and Southeast Asia, which examine the circumstances under which police forces have failed to quell insurgencies – or even worsened internal security – as well as when they have proved themselves a ... More

Keywords: police, counterinsurgency, India, Colombia, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Kenya, Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Punjab, Naxalite

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198094883
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198094883.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Christine Fair, editor
Assistant Professor, Centre for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA

Sumit Ganguly, editor
Professor, Political Science and Rabindranath Tagore Chair, Indian Cultures and Civilizations, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA