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dc.contributor.advisorLee, Doowan
dc.contributor.authorSpinello, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorMahoney, Justin R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:19Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:19Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3757
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, we examine the role of intelligence in the cycle of contention between the state and emergent insurgent movements within the context of violent contentious politics. This thesis explores the implications of initial levels of intelligence vis-aÌ -vis the scope, organization, modus operandi, and composition of nascent insurgent movements. Specifically, the thesis considers the role that particular types of intelligence play in allowing for effective repression targeting and timing to counter emerging insurgent threats. Furthermore, we explore and expand upon the notion proposed by Mohammed Hafez that a reactive and indiscriminate repression policy, attendant on a paucity of initial intelligence, has the effect of causing a nascent insurgent movement to become: 1) increasingly violent; 2) less visible to the state as it resorts to informal networks for mobilization and operation; and 3) expanded in size as a greater number of individuals become alienated from the state and find common cause with the insurgent movement and its framing of the conflict. Finally, we consider how adaptive states may learn from the dynamic interaction with insurgent movements by improving their intelligence paradigm to generate that intelligence which allows for increasingly proactive and discriminate repression.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/populationcentri109453757
dc.format.extentxiv, 135 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
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.subject.lcshIntelligence serviceen_US
dc.subject.lcshGovernment policyen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial movementsen_US
dc.titlePopulation-centric intelligence, repression, and the cycles of contentionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGreenshields, Brian
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc301709660
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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