Moving beyond terror groups to examine non-state actors including warlords, gangs and private security companies, Violent Non-State Actors:
Guides you through the core theories and concepts, taking a multidisciplinary approach
Examines different explanations for the emergence of violent non-state actors as well as strategies for dealing with them
Weaves in international case studies from groups including the Islamic State, Los Zetas, Hamas, and Al Qaeda, as well as discussion questions, further reading and definitions of key terms
A must read for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in politics, international relations, security and terrorism studies.
Part I: Theories and Concepts Introduction Chapter 1: Understanding Past Approaches to International Security Chapter 2: Understanding Violence and Non-Conventional Warfare Part II: Explanations of Violent Non-State Actors Chapter 3: Global Explanations Chapter 4: State-level Explanations Chapter 5: Individual-level Explanations Part III: Types of Violent Non-state Actors Chapter 6: Insurgencies Chapter 7: Global Terror Networks and Terror Organizations Chapter 8: Warlords and Marauders Chapter 9: Organized Crime and Gangs Chapter 10: Privatized Security Companies and Para-military groups Part IV: Dealing with Violent Non-state Actors Chapter 11: Moderation and Politicization Chapter 12: Strategies and Exit Conclusion