Auxiliary Armed Forces and Innovations in Security Governance in Mozambique’s Civil War

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Auxiliary Armed Forces and Innovations in Security Governance in Mozambique’s Civil War

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: Auxiliary Armed Forces and Innovations in Security Governance in Mozambique’s Civil War
Author: Jentzsch, C.
Journal Title: Civil Wars
Issue: 3
Volume: 19
Start Page: 325
End Page: 347
Pages: 23
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: civil war
political violence
armed group governance
militias
auxiliaries
Abstract: Who rules during the civil war? This article argues that the concept of armed group governance must be expanded to include auxiliary armed forces linked to rebels or the government. Comparing the organization of rebel and government auxiliaries, the article demonstrates that security governance during war is never static, but evolves over time. Evidence from the civil war in Mozambique (1976–1992) shows that the auxiliary’s origin shapes its initial level of autonomy. Second, auxiliary contribution to battlefield success of one side may induce innovations adopted by auxiliaries on the other. Both have distinct consequences for the nature of governance.
Uri: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13698249.2017.1412752
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/57587
 

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