The Handbook on the Political Economy of War
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The Handbook on the Political Economy of War

Edited by Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Mathers

By defining political economy and war in the broadest sense, this unique Handbook brings together a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars from economics, political science, sociology, and policy studies to address a multitude of important topics. These include an analysis of why wars begin, how wars are waged, what happens after war has ceased, and the various alternatives to war. Other sections explore civil war and revolution, the arms trade, economic and political systems, and post-conflict reconstruction and nation building. Policymakers as well as academics and students of political science, economics, public policy and sociology will find this volume to be an engaging and enlightening read.
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Chapter 6: What is Guerrilla Warfare?

Anthony James Joes

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6 What is guerrilla warfare? Anthony James Joes 6.1 GUERRILLAS VERSUS TERRORISTS Because the terms “guerrilla” and “terrorist” are often, and incorrectly, used interchangeably, it will be useful to distinguish those terms. It is true enough that e...

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