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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorFord, Alexander S.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:36Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:36Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34664
dc.description.abstractIn the current global environment the practice of dehumanizationthe stripping away of common attributes among people that call for respect and constrain violenceand the misperception it creates have resulted in misguided attempts by militaries to influence the center of gravity in irregular warfare, the civilian population. Traditional thought in this matter implies that cultural training is the most important factor in creating more effective influence when dealing in irregular warfare scenarios. By examining dehumanization and the factors that cause it in irregular warfare environments, this thesis will provide a framework for how dehumanization impacts influence operations. My analysis seeks to explain how dehumanization occurs and how it can be prevented, thereby setting necessary conditions for effective population influence.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/dehumanizationnd1094534664
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDehumanization and irregular warfareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGregg, Heather
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorDehumanizationen_US
dc.subject.authorIrregular Warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorPopulation-Centric Warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorInfluencing.en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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