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Great powers, weak states, and insurgency : explaining internal threat alliances / Patrick W. Quirk
Bib ID 7374796
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Quirk, Patrick W, author
Online Access
Description Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan [2017] 
1 online resource ( xi, 278 pages) : 
ISBN 9783319474199 (electronic book)
3319474197 (electronic book)
Invalid ISBN 9783319474182 (hardcover)
3319474189 (hardcover)

Palgrave studies in governance, security, and development.

Full contents
  • Dedication; Preface; Contents; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Internal Threat Alliances: A€New Conceptual Framework; Theoretical and€Policy Relevance; The Argument; Traditional Military Alliances; Cooperation to€Balance External Threats; Alliance Formation: External Threat to€the€National Interest; Bandwagoning: Either Balance or Bandwagon; Alliance Effectiveness: Sufficient Resources to€Thwart a€Common Enemy; Gap in€the€Literature; The Argument; Internal Threat Alliances: A€New Conceptual Framework; Alliance Formation; Why the€Weak State's Leaders Align; Why the€Great Power Aligns.
  • Why and€When Actors BandwagonAlliance Effectiveness: Sufficient Resources and€Ability to€Curb Subnational Bandwagoning; Lessons for€Policy; Conclusions; Roadmap for€the€Remainder of€the€Book; Notes; Chapter 2: US-Colombia Internal Threat Alliance (1980-2010); US-Colombia Internal Threat Alliance (1980-2010): Historical Overview; From the€"Brink of€Collapse" to€"Turning the€Tide"; Characteristics of€the€Colombian State: Internal Fragmentation, Multiple Actors, and€Competing Interests; Alliance Formation.
  • Profile of€the€Internal Threat: Insurgents and€Narco-traffickers Imperiling Regime Survival and€US Interests Evolution of€the€"Narco-Guerrilla" Threat; Why the€USA and€Colombia Aligned: To€Safeguard the€Regime and US Interests Associated With It; External and€Internal Threats (1981-1989): Reagan [USA] and€Turbay, Betancur [Colombia]; The Shift to€Internal Threat Alliance (1989-1993): Bush [US] and€Barco [Colombia]; Bandwagoning; Bandwagoning to€Survive: Defections and€Diverting Alliance Resources; Bandwagoning for€Power and€Patron: Self-Interest Over€National Interest.
  • Circumventing Bandwagoning Regime ActorsAlliance Effectiveness; "To the€Brink of€Collapse": Low Alliance Effectiveness (1980-1998); Betancur (1982-1986): Close Alignment Morphs from€Political Liability to€Asset; Barco (1986-1990): Political Interests Push Regime/USA into€"Golden Embrace"; Gaviria (1990-1994): Cooperation Increases to€Quash "Narco-ƯTerrorism Plague"; Samper (1994-1998): Central Regime Bandwagons, Sends Alliance into€Tailspin; Alliance Effectiveness Remains Low as€Samper Steps Down; "Turning the€Tide": Higher Alliance Effectiveness (1998-2010).
  • Uribe (2002-2010): Regime Needs Resources to€Secure (Unprecedented) Re-election Alliance Effectiveness Soars Under Pastrana, Uribe; Case Conclusions; ; Chapter 3: US-Afghanistan Internal Threat Alliance (2001-2012); US-Afghanistan Internal Threat Alliance (2001-2012): Historical Overview.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 28, 2017).

Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA Available via World Wide Web. 
Subjects Insurgency.
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