Small Wars Journal


Legitimacy as Political Capital in Insurgency

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:05am
At its very core, insurgent warfare is a conflict between competing claims to legitimate governance over a people or territory. The enduring viability of counterinsurgency doctrine thus lies in understanding the factors that contribute to the legitimacy of a regime, and how they are mobilised to engender public resilience and popular support for insurgents’ actions.

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