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.
|School:||The George Washington University|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||International Relations, Political science, South Asian Studies|
|Keywords:||Chhattisgarh, Counterinsurgency, India, Kashmir, Militias, Salwa Judum|
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