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What is Insurgency

Modern Challenges and Approaches to Humanitarian Engineering
Rebellious acts or armed uprising typically against the recognised government.
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Sustainable Management of Humanitarian Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Interventions
Modupe Olufunmilayo Jimoh (University of Warwick, UK) and Samuel Oluwatosin Jacob-Oricha (Independent Researcher, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9190-1.ch003
Abstract
WASH interventions have not always been successful, despite the significant efforts to improve coordination and delivery of quality interventions. Assessments have shown that sustainable management of interventions must transcend the immediate intervention period to allow continuous infrastructural service delivery, social and behavioural change, civil participation, improved governance, and more robust community and public sector systems. This chapter highlights the challenges of sustainable management, approaches, and lessons learned from the humanitarian response, especially in providing WASH facilities in conflict zones and fragile communities. It would also focus on a case study of conflict-affected Pulka Town, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria.
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Military Budget, War Against Boko Haram Insurgency, and Its Impact on Nigerian Politics and Economy
Insurgency is a rebellion against authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents. The nature of insurgencies is an ambiguous concept in the sense that not all rebellions are insurgencies. There have been many cases of non-violent rebellions, using civil resistance. It develops into insurgency when the group establishes control of territories against a sovereign state.
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Criminal Interests within Political Insurgencies: The Case for Development-Centred Counterinsurgency
A struggle between a non-ruling group and the ruling authorities in which the former consciously employs political resources (organizational skills, propaganda, and/or demonstrations) and instruments of violence to establish legitimacy for some aspect of the political system it considers illegitimate. Legitimacy and illegitimacy refer to whether or not existing aspects of politics are considered moral or immoral (or, to simplify, right or wrong) by the population or selected elements therein.” ( O’Neill, 1980 , p.1)
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