Introduction: Complexity, Resilience and the "Local Turn" in Counterinsurgency

Cover: Reconfiguring Intervention

Cover: Reconfiguring Intervention

Markus-Michael Müller, Louise Wiuff Moe – 2017

This chapter offers a detailed discussion of existing approaches to contemporary counter-insurgency, highlighting emerging discursive and practical shifts in counter-insurgency-related intervention rationales that move contemporary counter-insurgency toward logics of reflexive adaptation, complexity and resilience. In introducing and contextualizing these shifts in empirical and conceptual terms, we demonstrate how the increasing emphasis on the everyday, ‘the local’ and ‘the social’ as the key sites and objects of interventionary counter-insurgency contribute to a deepening convergence between liberal peace building, humanitarianism and counter-insurgent warfare that stand at the center of what we refer to as the ‘local turn’ in counter-insurgent warfare.

Title
Introduction: Complexity, Resilience and the "Local Turn" in Counterinsurgency
Author
Markus-Michael Müller, Louise Wiuff Moe
Publisher
Palgrave
Location
Basingstoke
Keywords
External Actors, Security, Intervention, Research Project C3
Date
2017
Identifier
ISBN 978-1-137-58877-7
Appeared in
Moe, Louise Wiuff/Müller, Markus-Michael (eds.): Reconfiguring Intervention: Complexity, Resilience and the "Local Turn" in Counterinsurgent Warfare, 1-27.
Language
eng
Type
Text