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Understanding Collective Political Violence

  • Yvan Guichaoua

Part of the Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity book series (CoIE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Individual Drivers of Collective Violence and the Dynamics of Armed Groups

  3. Joining Insurgencies: Contexts, Beliefs and Agency

  4. The Dynamics of Insurgent Groups

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 277-291

About this book


Understanding Collective Political Violence offers a unique view on contemporary processes of violent political mobilization across continents: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East. It pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women or children and details the drivers of their violent engagement.


Counter-Insurgency gender insurgency political violence violence women

Editors and affiliations

  • Yvan Guichaoua
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

About the editors

ANA M. ARJONA Postdoctoral Researcher at Columbia University, USA MAGALI CHELPI-DEN HAMER Research Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands FRÉDÉRIC DEYCARD Completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the Centre of Africa Studies, University of Bordeaux, France LUISA MARIA DIETRICH ORTEGA Doctorate Candidate in Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria LAURENT GAYER Research Fellow at the French National Centre of Academic Research (CNRS), currently posted at the Centre of Humanities (CSH), Delhi, India KONE GNANGADJOMON Doctoral Student in Sociology at the University of Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, and Research Associate at the Swiss Centre of Academic Research in Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS-CI) FRANCISCO GUTIERREZ SANIN Researcher at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the National University of Colombia, USA JASON HART Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath and Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK STATHIS KALYVAS Arnold Wofers Professor of Political Science at Yale University, USA SEEMA SHEKHAWAT Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Mumbai, India FRANCES STEWART Emeritus Professor of Development Economics and Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) at the University of Oxford, UK.

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