Introduction: How Contestation Provides Insight into Normative Behavior

  • Betcy Jose
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)


“'It bothers me when [the CIA] say[s] there were seven guys, so they must all be militants,' the [Obama administration] official said” (Becker and Shane 2012).

“They want us to be rabbits in their war… But I’m a peaceful man and I don’t want to fight. The government is against us – and Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra want to kill us.” Syrian refugee in Serbia (Kingsley 2015).

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  • Betcy Jose
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA

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