Released on 2000-11-09Categories Political Science

From People’s War to People’s Rule

From People’s War to People’s Rule

Author: Timothy J. Lomperis

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807863046

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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Timothy Lomperis persuasively argues the ironic point that the lessons of American involvement in Vietnam are not to be found in any analysis of the war by itself. Rather, he proposes a comparison of the Vietnam experience with seven other cases of Western intervention in communist insurgencies during the Cold War era: China, Indochina, Greece, the Philippines, Malaya, Cambodia, and Laos. Lomperis maintains that popular insurgencies are manifestations of crises in political legitimacy, which occur as a result of the societal stresses caused by modernization. Therefore, he argues, any intervention in a 'people's war' will succeed or fail depending on how it affects this crisis. The unifying theme in the cases Lomperis discusses is the power of land reform and electoral democracy to cement political legitimacy and therefore deflect revolutionary movements. Applying this theory to the ongoing Sendero Luminoso insurgency in Peru, Lomperis makes a qualified prediction of that conflict's outcome. He concludes that a global trend toward democratization has produced a new era of 'people's rule.'
Released on 2004Categories Communism

Himalayan 'people's War'

Himalayan 'people's War'

Author: Michael Hutt

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 185065722X

Category: Communism

Page: 344

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Nepal's so-called "people's war" was launched in 1996 by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in an attempt to overthrow the political establishment, including the monarchy, and establish a Maoist regime. This work covers its historical depth and socio-cultural background.
Released on 2019-05-15Categories History

People's War

People's War

Author: Anthea Jeffrey

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 9781868429974

Category: History

Page: 384

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More than 25 years have passed since South Africans were being shot or hacked or burned to death in political violence, and the memory of the trauma has faded. Nevertheless, some 20 500 people were killed between 1984 and 1994. Conventional wisdom has it that most died as a result of the ANC’s people’s war. Many books have been written on South Africa’s political transition, but none has dealt adequately with the people’s war. This book does. It shows the extraordinary success of the people’s war in giving the ANC a virtual monopoly on power, as well as the great cost at which this was done. The high price of it is still being paid. Apart from the terror and killings it sparked at the time, the people’s war set in motion forces that cannot easily be tamed. Violence, once unleashed, is not easy to stamp out. ‘Ungovernability’, once generated, is not readily reversed. For this new edition, Anthea Jeffery has revised and abridged her seminal work. She has also included a brief overview of the ANC’s National Democratic Revolution for which the people’s war was intended to prepare the way. Since 1994, the NDR has been implemented in many different spheres. It is now being speeded up in its second and more radical phase.
Released on 2017-09-19Categories Social Science

People's War (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

People's War (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

Author: J.L.S. Girling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317483458

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book, first published in 1969, casts a critical eye over the problem of insurgency. The author sees insurgency not just as a matter of technique – military tactics or organizational skill – nor as the result of ‘force and fraud’, but as ‘people’s war’: the conditions in which the mass of the people become involved, voluntarily or otherwise, on either side. He quotes Nasution’s statement, ‘The guerrilla movement is only the result, not the cause of the problem’. People’s war brings the peasantry, hitherto ignorant, apathetic or rejected, into the political process. For ‘war is ... the continuation of politics by other means’. In Asia this was essentially a peasant’s war, arising when peasant grievances, interests or demands cannot be met under the existing ‘legitimate’ but urban or landowner-orientated system of rule. It shows little understanding to blame outside intervention when peasant – and nationalist – unrest leads to revolt. The Chinese Communists did not owe success to Soviet aid, the Vietminh to Chinese assistance or the Vietcong to North Vietnamese intervention. The conclusion applies to governments as to insurgents: no amount of outside aid can win the war for them if they themselves are incapable and the people – on whom they depend for support – have no will to fight. This book, based on first-hand experience of the area and on study of original sources, offers (1) an analysis of ‘people’s war’ in China, Indochina and Vietnam, (2) a critique of US policy in Laos and Vietnam and (3) a comparison with counter-measures in Malaya, the Philippines and Indonesia. It is both original and constructive.
Released on 2015-11-06Categories History

People’s War, People’s Army; The Viet Cong Insurrection Manual For Underdeveloped Countries

People’s War, People’s Army; The Viet Cong Insurrection Manual For Underdeveloped Countries

Author: Vo Nguyen Giap

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786254931

Category: History

Page: 149

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“Vo Nguyen Giap, Southeast Asia’s most successful Communist general, Minister of Defense and Commander in Chief of North Vietnam’s army, shares with Premier Khrushchev a conviction that the future holds many “just wars of national liberation.” This volume stresses the climate of Asia, Africa, and Latin American, torn today by anti-colonial, economic, and political upheavals. It is General Giap’s purpose in this book, originally published in 1962, to guide these struggles to the desired “socialist” victory. The speeches and essays that comprise this key document provide not only the tactical doctrine for effective insurgency operations, but also the political guidelines for enlisting the people in the insurgents’ side.”-Print ed.
Released on 2013-11-05Categories History

People's War

People's War

Author: J. L. S. Girling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136571121

Category: History

Page: 253

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First published in 1969. The 'consequences' in this book refer to Peking's policy on people's war and to US counter-measures; and the effect of these in South East Asia. The author argues that, on the whole, China under Communism was a better place for the majority of people than it was under the Kuomintang. Contents include: Revolution and Intervention in South East Asia, Communist Revolts: 1948; Sino-Soviet Dispute; US reaction: the Vietnam Commitment; China: Conditions for Success; The Struggle for Vietnam; August Insurrection; China in Maphilindo; Lessons from Malaya and the Philippines; Peace and the Tet Offensive
Released on 2019-04-30Categories Political Science

War, Maoism and Everyday Revolution in Nepal

War, Maoism and Everyday Revolution in Nepal

Author: Ina Zharkevich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108600385

Category: Political Science

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By providing a rich ethnography of wartime social processes in the former Maoist heartland of Nepal, this book explores how the Maoist People's War (1996–2006) transformed Nepali society. Drawing on long-term fieldwork with people who were located at the epicentre of the conflict, including both ardent Maoist supporters and 'reluctant rebels', it explores how a remote Himalayan village was forged as the centre of the Maoist rebellion, how its inhabitants coped with the situation of war and the Maoist regime of governance, and how they came to embrace the Maoist project and maintain ordinary life amidst the war while living in a guerilla enclave. By focusing on people's everyday lives, the book illuminates how the everyday became a primary site of revolution of crafting new subjectivities, introducing 'new' social practices and displacing the 'old' ones, and reconfiguring the ways that people act in and think about the world through the process of 'embodied change'.