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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52740

Korf, B (2011). Resources, violence and the telluric geographies of small wars. Progress in Human Geography, 35(6):733-756.

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Abstract

A growing literature debates the proposition that insurgency in ‘small wars’ is primarily driven by opportunities to exploit or loot abundant natural resource and by feasibility factors. While recent studies on the geography of opportunity, feasibility and predation have qualified some of these broad claims, the literature is still in need of a better understanding of the micro-geographies of small wars. Through a critical discussion of this literature, I will argue for an analytics of ‘telluric geographies’ that studies the geography of rule, violence and affect in small wars.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
DDC:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:22 Dec 2011 17:10
Last Modified:12 Apr 2014 14:49
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0309-1325
Publisher DOI:10.1177/0309132510394120
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 4
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