Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Removing a Thorn with a Thorn: Evaluating India's Use of Militias in Counterinsurgency
by Prasad, Hari, M.A., The George Washington University, 2017, 200; 10283726
Abstract (Summary)

Despite being a popular tool for counterinsurgency, the literature on pro-government militias remain divided. One strand focuses on the security benefits that the militias bring, while the other argues that they generate a political backlash. Using India's counterinsurgency campaigns in Kashmir and Chhattisgarh, I test a wide variety of hypotheses generated from the literature.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Downes, Alexander
Commitee: Hughes, Paul
School: The George Washington University
Department: International Studies
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: International Relations, Political science, South Asian Studies
Keywords: Chhattisgarh, Counterinsurgency, India, Kashmir, Militias, Salwa Judum
Publication Number: 10283726
ISBN: 9781369847826
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