The Resource The British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon

The British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon

Label
The British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
The British approach to counterinsurgency
Title remainder
from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Dixon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The British 'hearts and minds' approach to counterinsurgency was credited with rare successes against insurgencies in Malaya (1948-60), Northern Ireland (1969-2007) and its widely admired approach to peacekeeping in the nineties. More recently, the British influenced the development of US counterinsurgency thinking on Iraq just as the British Army was perceived to be failing in Southern Iraq. Despite their attempt, the British military failed to restore their reputation by involvement in the 'good war' in Afghanistan. This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach and challenges conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists. Regional experts suggest that simplistic and over-optimistic lessons drawn from Britain's historical experiences in Malaya and Northern Ireland could not provide lessons for the complexities of Iraq and Afghanistan. Thematic specialists raise questions about the suitability of the military for 'humanitarian interventions' and the impact of these wars on domestic politics and society
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
355.02/180941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.B72 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The British approach to counterinsurgency : from Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Paul Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The British approach to counterinsurgency: "Hearts and minds" from Malaya to Afghanistan? / Paul Dixon -- Analysing British counterinsurgency -- Beyond hearts and minds? Perspectives on counterinsurgency / Paul Dixon -- Britain's Vietnam syndrome? Perspectives on British counterinsurgency, the media and public opinion / Paul Dixon -- Bringing it all back home? The militarisation of Britain and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars / Paul Dixon -- A feminist approach to British counterinsurgency / Claire Duncanson and Hilary Cornish -- Baha Mousa and the British Army in Iraq / Huw Bennett -- Case studies: Malaya to Afghanistan -- Using and abusing the past: the Malayan emergency as counterinsurgency paradigm / Karl Hack -- Dirty wars: counterinsurgency from Vietnam to Afghanistan / David Hunt -- "Hearts and minds"? British counterinsurgency strategy in Northern Ireland / Paul Dixon -- Counterinsurgency and human rights in Northern Ireland / Brice Dickson -- Counterinsurgency amid fragmentation: the British in southern Iraq / Glen Rangwala -- Countering the Afghan insurgency: three lessons learned / Sherard Cowper-Coles -- Conclusion: the military and British democracy / Paul Dixon
Control code
ocn815749641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 442 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137284686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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497601
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27054305
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815749641
  • pebco1137284684

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