Insurgent fragmentation in the Horn of Africa : rebellion and its discontents / Michael Woldemariam
- Woldemariam, Michael, 1982-
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Theory and concepts -- Organized rebellion and its intractable problem -- A theory of rebel fragmentation -- Rebellion in Ethiopia and Eritrea -- The Eritrean Liberation Front : "Jebha" in action, 1960-1982 -- The Eritrean People's Liberation Front : "Shaebia" in action, 1972-1991 -- The second wave of rebellion : Tigrayans, Oromos, Afars, and Somalis, 1975-2008 -- Rebel fragmentation in the broader Horn -- The long war in Somalia : the Somali National Movement, Islamic Courts Union, and Harakat al-Shabaab al Mujahidin, 1981-2013 -- Concluding thoughts.
- When insurgent organizations factionalize and fragment, it can profoundly shape a civil war: its intensity, outcome, and duration. In this extended treatment of this complex and important phenomenon, Michael Woldemariam examines why rebel organizations fragment through a unique historical analysis of the Horn of Africa's civil wars. Central to his view is that rebel factionalism is conditioned by battlefield developments. While fragmentation is caused by territorial gains and losses, counter-intuitively territorial stalemate tends to promote rebel cohesion and is a critical basis for cooperation in war. As a rare effort to examine these issues in the context of the Horn of Africa region, based upon extensive fieldwork, this book will interest both scholarly and non-scholarly audiences interested in insurgent groups and conflict dynamics.
- 9781108525657 (ebook), 9781108423250 (hardback), and 9781108435994 (paperback)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Feb 2018).
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