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Networks and narratives: the road to war in the Balkans and Caucasus

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780719075995
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0009
Networks and narratives: the road to war in the Balkans and Caucasus

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This chapter outlines the path to war in the Caucasus and the Balkans. It studies the social networks that gave information to the armed resistance movements in Kosovo and Chechnya. It then studies the 1998 battle of Gudermes in Chechnya in and the 1999 incursion into Dagestan, which shows the ways the former nationalist-separatist movement split. It also studies the first few months of the second war of the 1990s using a more localised perspective and the formation of the Kosovan armed resistance movement. Finally, it studies the two armed resistance movements as examples of social networks.

Keywords: social networks; armed resistance; battle of Gudermes; Dagestan incursion; nationalist-separatist movement

Chapter.  8796 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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