This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies.

In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in Iraq from 2003, academic interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency has substantially increased. These topics have become dominant themes on the security agenda, replacing peacekeeping, humanitarian operations and terrorism as key concepts. The aim of this volume is to showcase the rich thinking that is available in the area of insurgency and counterinsurgency studies and act as a further guide for study and research.

In order to contain this wide-ranging topic within an accessible and informative framework, the Editors have divided the text into three key parts:

  • Part I: Theoretical and Analytical Issues
  • Part II: Insurgent Movements
  • Part III: Counterinsurgency Cases

The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency will be of great interest to all students of insurgency and small wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general, as well as professional military colleges and policymakers.



part |1 pages

PART I Theoretical and analytical issues

chapter 2|9 pages

The historiography of insurgency

chapter 3|13 pages

Rethinking insurgency

chapter 5|13 pages

Cyberspace and insurgency

chapter 10|9 pages

Ethics of counterinsurgency

part |1 pages

PART II Insurgent movements

part |1 pages

PART III Counterinsurgency cases

chapter 26|11 pages

Counterinsurgency in Pakistan