- Tapa dura: 256 páginas
- Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press; Edición: New (12 de junio de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1421409747
- ISBN-13: 978-1421409740
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Armed Political Organizations: From Conflict to Integration (Inglés) Tapa dura – 12 jun 2013
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"Armed Political Organizations tackles the vital but neglected topic of armed groups' participation in the political process. By focusing on a mix of internal organizational, political, and structural factors, Berti offers an informed and compelling explanation of the behavior of hybrid groups and counters the flawed argument that political participation necessarily moderates a group's behavior."(Daniel L. Byman, Georgetown University)
"This is an important and timely overview of terrorist groups and their attempts to become actors that are engaged in the democratic process, which highlights the difficulties and tradeoffs that terrorists have faced and shows how they―and their enemies―have responded. Benedetta Berti deserves huge credit for producing such a comprehensive and brilliant analysis."(Peter Neuman, King's College London)
"Berti offers an in-depth analysis of the political strategies of major non-state armed groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, filling a gap in how these actors are understood. Her analysis has important real-world policy implications. This is an important book."(Richard Shultz, The Fletcher School, Tufts University)
"Armed Political Organizations is a fascinating, intelligent read providing clear and coherent analysis of a global problem facing nations around the globe. Berti’s research puts a face on terrorists and terrorist organizations as they struggle for a respectable place at the table and a voice for their cause."(Gershon Baskin, Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information)
"The author’s conceptual framework and case studies are an important contribution to understanding the types of measures that governments need to adopt in order to engage with their terrorist adversaries who may have finally entered the phase in which they are ready to transform themselves into legitimate political actors."(Joshua Sinai Perspectives on Terrorism)
"Berti's intricate research reveals the history and institutional components of each group beyond what we have come to accept about each."(Heath Brown Huffington Post)
"The book is a welcome addition to the literature, offering both commendable policy prescriptions and a framework on which other scholars may build."(Choice)
"[Armed Political Organizations] provides an innovative new lens through which to understand and evaluate the creation of political wings by armed groups... a worthy piece of scholarship."(Rashmi Singh Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs)
"Armed Political Organizations' main contribution is supplying the foundation for future research by formulating key analytical questions about armed groups that have not been addressed in the literature on this topic."(Political Studies Review)
"... provide[s] valuable new ways of looking at and analyzing aspects of terrorism."(The European Legacy)
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Many armed-political movements such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) have their roots in insurrection and rebellion. In Armed Political Organizations, Benedetta Berti seeks to understand when and why violent actors in a political organization choose to vote rather than bomb their way to legitimacy.
Berti argues that the classic theory of the democratization process, which sees violence and elections at opposite ends of the political spectrum, is too simplistic and wholly inadequate for understanding the negotiation and disarmament work that is necessary for peaceful resolution of armed conflicts and movement toward electoral options. In this comparative study, she develops an alternative cyclical model that clarifies why armed groups create a political wing and compete in elections, and how this organizational choice impacts subsequent decisions to relinquish armed struggle.
In her conclusion, Berti draws out what the implications are for a government’s ability to engage armed political groups to improve the chances of political integration. Berti’s innovative framework and careful choice of case studies, presented in a jargon-free, accessible style, will make this book attractive to not only scholars and students of democratization processes but also policymakers interested in conflict resolution and peacekeeping efforts.Ver Descripción del producto
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There is no shortage of books and articles on the subject, but Berti joins a handful of scholars and pundits who have dug beyond the rhetoric to consider the "real world" political dynamics of organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah and at least suggest that there are no simple ways of dealing with them other than, perhaps, dealing with them as real political adversaries and not just as stereotypical, crazed zealots as so many policy makers tend to do.
This book was written long before we had to deal with ISIS. Nonetheless, any policy maker who has to deal with that issue would be well advised to read Armed Political Organizations.
One caution. This is based on Dr. Berti's PhD dissertation and reads like it. However, it is one of the most readable dissertations turned books I've reads in recent years.
The book touches on an issue that is very relevant today. The author shows an excellent grasp of the material and through the case studies in the book brings up details that are not available elsewhere.
Scholars and laymen alike can learn something from this book.