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The Myth of Mao Zedong and Modern Insurgency (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Francis Grice

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The Myth of Mao Zedong and Modern Insurgency (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)

Francis Grice

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Tackling one of the most prevalent myths about insurgencies, this book examines and rebuts the popular belief that Mao Zedong created a fundamentally new form of warfare that transformed the nature of modern insurgency. The labeling of an insurgent enemy as using "Maoist Warfare" has been a common phenomenon since Mao's victory over the Guomindang in 1949, from Malaya and Vietnam during the Cold War to Afghanistan and Syria today. Yet, this practice is heavily flawed. This book argues that Mao did not invent a new breed of insurgency, failed to produce a coherent vision of how insurgencies should be fought, and was not influential in his impact upon subsequent insurgencies. Consequently, Mao's writings cannot be used to generate meaningful insights for understanding those insurgencies that came after him. This means that scholars and policymakers should stop using Mao as a tool for understanding insurgencies and as a straw man against whom to target counterinsurgency strategies.

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Imprint: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin: Switzerland
Release date: June 2018
First published: 2019
Authors: Francis Grice
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 219
Edition: 1st ed. 2019
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-77570-8
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Peace studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle > General
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LSN: 3-319-77570-7
Barcode: 9783319775708

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