Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts Honours (Politics and International Relations)
School of Communications and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
Dr Genevieve Hohnen
This thesis is an investigation of insurgency and counterinsurgency, how actors from within and without a country combat instability and how the security apparatus, coupled with peace building measures, can attain a monopoly on violence. The thesis uses Afghanistan as a case study to carry out this investigation, covering the time period from 2002 – 2011. Ultimately the thesis provides an assessment of the nation building project in Afghanistan in light of the research into insurgency investigating why the efforts of the security actors have, ultimately, failed to attain a monopoly on violence.
Lacey, B. (2015). Investigating insurgency and counter insurgency and attaining a monopoly on violence. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/386