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In the Shadow of Violence: The Politics of Armed Groups Klaus Schlichte

In the Shadow of Violence: The Politics of Armed Groups

Klaus Schlichte

Published July 1st 2009
ISBN : 9783593388175
Paperback
256 pages
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As civil wars and insurgencies rage around the globe, Klaus Schlichte’s In the Shadow of Violence addresses a crucial question: why do some groups succeed in violently seizing and holding power while others fail? What makes for a successful non-stateMoreAs civil wars and insurgencies rage around the globe, Klaus Schlichte’s In the Shadow of Violence addresses a crucial question: why do some groups succeed in violently seizing and holding power while others fail? What makes for a successful non-state armed force? Arguing that success rests on the ability of these groups to transform the power of violence into legitimate domination, both inside their ranks and in the larger society, Schlichte explores the techniques and strategies they employ—and the long shadow of violence they must overcome along the way.