Revue française de science politique 54 - 3, juin 2004

Les ONG face aux mouvements altermondialistes
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The number of victims of civil wars, guerrillas or military repressions has not ceased to increase on the Indian subcontinent, despite the absence of interurban wars for the last ten years. These conflicts implicate militias of a paramilitary style, whose ideologies, sociology and strategies are unveiled by this work.

Quite influential in India and in Nepal, Maoist organizations call themselves revolutionaries. But the peoples they aspire to liberate are often composed of the lowest castes and of tribal groups, their guerillas thereby appearing more ethnic than universalist.

They join in with the national emancipation movements whose aim is to obtain political independence for linguistic, religious, or tribal groups. But in Sri Lanka, in Kashmir or in Burma, these groups are also movements of national oppression.

It is already the case for nationalist or religious movements in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, where Islamic, Nationalist Hindu, or Sikh militias exert a brutal control over their communities, which are in the middle of a veritable police culture.

Militias and states foster complex relations. Sometimes they become veritable states within the State, the militias equally institutionalized by public powers for relaying their authority on the local level.

Laurent Gayer is a Researcher at the CSH (New Delhi Center of Human Sciences), and Associate Researcher at CEIAS (Center of Indian and South Asian Studies).
Christophe Jaffrelot is Director of Research at CNRS and Director of the CERI (Center of International Studies and Research) at Sciences Po.
Contributors to this work: Mariam Abou Zahab, Amélie Blom, Gilles Boquérat, Jérémie Codron, Renaud Egreteau, Nicolas Jaoul, Chris Smith.


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Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
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Journal
Revue française de science politique
ISSN
00352950
Language
French
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
13 May 2008
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics and government

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Publication Date
17 June 2004
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-2985-9
Extent
Main content page count : 180
Code
9782724629859
Binding
Broché
Dimensions
16 x 24 x 1 cm
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250 grams
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