Conducting counterinsurgency with productive power

skrevet av høgskolelektor Carsten Rønnfeldt.
Publisert i Small Wars & Insurgencies, 2016, 27(2), 226-242

​DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2015.1131451

Abstracts:

"Western governments tend to see power as synonymous with coercive force when they use their military forces in irregular armed conflicts abroad. Yet experiences from recent conflicts like Afghanistan and Iraq suggest that this understanding of power is unable to deliver the desired political ends. In an effort to better analyse and engage the political dynamics that dominate such conflicts, this article points to productive power. This theoretical perspective focuses on the micro-political dynamics that create legitimacy and mobilise people, which seminal counterinsurgency doctrines hold to be the goal."

Publisert 2. mai 2016 09:49.. Sist oppdatert 5. august 2016 13:21.