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Inside Insurgency: Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior

Claire Metelits


Once considered nationalists, many insurgent groups are now labeled as terrorists and thought to endanger not just their own people, but the world. As the unprecedented trends in political violence among insurgents have taken shape, and as hundreds of thousands of civilians continue to be displaced, brutalized, and killed, this book provides startling insights that help to explain the nature of insurgent behavior. It draws from over one hundred interviews with insurgent soldiers, commanders, government officials, scholars, and civilians in Sudan, Kenya, Colombia, Turkey, and Iraq, offering a n ... More

Keywords: insurgent groups, terrorists, political violence, insurgents, insurgent behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814795774
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814795774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Metelits, author