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The Resource Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups : insights from social science, David E. Thaler, Ryan Andrew Brown, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Blake W. Mobley, Parisa Roshan

Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups : insights from social science, David E. Thaler, Ryan Andrew Brown, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Blake W. Mobley, Parisa Roshan

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Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups : insights from social science
Title
Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups
Title remainder
insights from social science
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David E. Thaler, Ryan Andrew Brown, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Blake W. Mobley, Parisa Roshan
Title variation
  • Improving U.S. military understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups
  • Improving the United States military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups
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eng
Summary
Over the previous decade, operations associated with irregular warfare have placed large demands on U.S. ground forces and have led to development of new Army and Joint doctrine. This report helps analysts identify and assess key factors that create and perpetuate environments susceptible to insurgency, terrorism, and other extremist violence and instability to inform military decisions on allocation of analytic and security assistance resources. The report focuses in particular on sources of understanding about these environments from the fields of sociology and cultural anthropology. RAND researchers surveyed existing sociological and anthropological theories and schools of thought and identified 12 key factors that give rise to and sustain unstable environments. The research found a relatively high degree of consensus among experts regarding the salience of these factors. The factors are interrelated and mutually dependent in complex ways. The report proposes a series of qualitative and quantitative metrics for each of the 12 factors and uses them in an analytic construct for assessing countries and regions based on their susceptibility to unstable environments
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Thaler, David E
Funding information
"The research described in this report was sponsored by the United States Army under Contract
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illustrations
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no index present
LC call number
U167.5.I8
LC item number
T53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
  • Arroyo Center
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  • Irregular warfare
  • Military doctrine
  • Social sciences
  • Insurgency
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence
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Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups : insights from social science, David E. Thaler, Ryan Andrew Brown, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Blake W. Mobley, Parisa Roshan
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  • "RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page (PDF)
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "RAND Arroyo Center."
  • "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
  • "RR-298-A"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-96)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gaining Insights into Unstable, Conflict-Prone Environments Through Social Science Lenses -- Factors Associated with Environments Vulnerable to Conflict -- Relationships Among Factors: Peru and Nepal Case Studies -- Utilizing the Factors for Analysis -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Factors from Joint and Army Doctrine -- Appendix A: Factor Matrix -- Appendix C: Cross-Matching 12 Factors with RAND Case Studies on 30 Counterinsurgencies
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xix, 96 pages
Isbn
9780833081643
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
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^^2013049319
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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color illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)865452280
  • (OCoLC)ocn865452280
Label
Improving the U.S. military's understanding of unstable environments vulnerable to violent extremist groups : insights from social science, David E. Thaler, Ryan Andrew Brown, Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Blake W. Mobley, Parisa Roshan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "RAND Corporation research report series."--Web page (PDF)
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "RAND Arroyo Center."
  • "Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
  • "RR-298-A"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gaining Insights into Unstable, Conflict-Prone Environments Through Social Science Lenses -- Factors Associated with Environments Vulnerable to Conflict -- Relationships Among Factors: Peru and Nepal Case Studies -- Utilizing the Factors for Analysis -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Factors from Joint and Army Doctrine -- Appendix A: Factor Matrix -- Appendix C: Cross-Matching 12 Factors with RAND Case Studies on 30 Counterinsurgencies
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xix, 96 pages
Isbn
9780833081643
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2013049319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865452280
  • (OCoLC)ocn865452280

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