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Author Jo, Hyeran, 1976-
Title Compliant rebels : rebel groups and international law in world politics / Hyeran Jo, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KZ6405.N66 J6 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020492054
Descript xxii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Problems of international politics
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-317) and index
"Seventeen million people have died in civil wars and rebel violence has disrupted the lives of millions more. In a fascinating contribution to the active literature on civil wars, this book finds that some contemporary rebel groups actually comply with international law amid the brutality of civil conflicts around the world. Rather than celebrating the existence of compliant rebels, the author traces the cause of this phenomenon and argues that compliant rebels emerge when rebel groups seek legitimacy in the eyes of domestic and international audiences that care about humanitarian consequences and human rights. By examining rebel groups' different behaviors such as civilian killing, child soldiering, and allowing access to detention centers, Compliant Rebels offers key messages and policy lessons about engaging rebel groups with an eye toward reducing civilian suffering in war zones"-- Provided by publisher
"During a decade of armed struggle between 1981 and 1991, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador maintained good relations with civilians, refrained from using child soldiers, and did not mistreat enemy government soldiers. Nor was this the result of mere happenstance. In Legitimacy of Our Methods of Struggle, published in 1988, the Salvadoran rebel political-military organization described their ways of waging warfare against the government consistent with international humanitarian norms. In 1990 the group then signed the San Jose Agreement with the Government, reiterating their commitment to human rights, and laying the groundwork for the peace agreement in 1992. The rebel group subsequently developed itself into a viable political party-a party that exists to this day"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Puzzle of Compliant Rebels: 1. Introduction; 2. Background; 3. A theory of rebel compliance; Part II. Evidence of Compliant Rebels: 4. From theory to evidence; 5. Civilian killing; 6. Child soldiering; 7. Access to detention centers; Part III. Implications of Compliant Rebels: 8. Repertoires of rebel compliance; 9. Conclusion
Subject Non-state actors (International relations)
Civil war -- Protection of civilians
Humanitarian law
Insurgency -- Law and legislation
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