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University of Saskatchewan

1. Jordan, Heather. Marxist Rebellion in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization: FARC and the Naxalite-Maoists in Comparison.

Degree: 2014, University of Saskatchewan

Despite the general academic consensus that liberal democracy has triumphed over communism, Marxist-inspired movements continue to thrive across the global south. This is a curious phenomenon in the post-Cold War era. This paper explores the recent growth of both The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency in India, and compares the two groups. It analyzes the factors that have led to their resurgence, in particular, the political and economic dimensions. Specifically, it addresses the impact of two dominant factors in fomenting their resurgence: neo-liberalism and political exclusion. First, recent growth of both groups seems to correlate with the adoption of neo-liberal economic policies and progressively draconian structural adjustments, which aggravated existing poverty and inequality, in their respective countries. Second, recent growth of both groups seems to correlate with political exclusion of marginalized groups, an exclusion increasingly enforced by state violence. The survival and growth of Marxist-inspired armed movements across the globe also raises important questions about the future of liberal democracy. This paper asks whether the persistence of Marxist-inspired movements across the global south has given the lie to the "end of history" theory, and what their resurgence says, if anything, about the "clash of civilizations theory. It concludes that the success of these movements challenges the apparent triumph of liberal democracy in both Colombia and India, and perhaps in the post-Cold War era globally.

Subjects/Keywords: Liberal Democracy End of History Clash of Civilizations Marxism Post-Cold War Period Neo-liberalism State Violence Colombia India Naxalites Naxals Maoists Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC

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APA (6th Edition):

Jordan, H. (2014). Marxist Rebellion in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization: FARC and the Naxalite-Maoists in Comparison. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-09-1785

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jordan, Heather. “Marxist Rebellion in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization: FARC and the Naxalite-Maoists in Comparison.” 2014. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed December 10, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-09-1785.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jordan, Heather. “Marxist Rebellion in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization: FARC and the Naxalite-Maoists in Comparison.” 2014. Web. 10 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Jordan H. Marxist Rebellion in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization: FARC and the Naxalite-Maoists in Comparison. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-09-1785.

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Council of Science Editors:

Jordan H. Marxist Rebellion in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization: FARC and the Naxalite-Maoists in Comparison. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-09-1785

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2. Kennedy, Jonathan. The political economy of conflict between indigenous communities and dominant societies: adivasis, Maoist insurgents and the state in the central Indian tribal belt .

Degree: 2013, University of Cambridge

This thesis aims to understand the political sociology of Maoist insurgency in India using a combination of disaggregated statistics and qualitative data. The vast majority of insurgent leaders are from dominant or upper caste, middle class backgrounds. Their participation in the insurgency can be understood in terms of ideology and short-term processes of mobilization. The Maoist insurgents provide a unified organizational structure for two separate sections of society. On the one hand, are untouchable or dalit landless laborers who suffer economic exploitation at the hands of higher caste landowners. On the hand are tribal or adivasi landowning cultivators whose relative autonomy has come under increasing pressure over the past two centuries as the state has established control over natural resources in their area. Their support for the insurgents does not just manifest itself from exploited untouchables’ and oppressed tribals’ positions in the social structure as structural theories would assume. Rather, the insurgents provide them with collective incentives in order to encourage their support. The actors at the macro and micro levels have very different reasons for participating in the insurgency. The insurgent leaders aim to capture state power through a Protracted People’s War, while the objectives of supporters at the micro-level tend to be more concerned with local and short-term issues. The insurgency should be conceptualised as a state building enterprise in which the interests of supporters at all levels are served by seizing local political power and the building of a base area. The thesis demonstrates that the insurgency is expanding most rapidly in the central Indian tribal belt. I use a case study to show that not all tribal communities support the insurgents. Some oppose them, either because their interests have been harmed by the presence of the insurgents, or as a result of a variety of endogenous mechanisms. This indicates that insurgency is a more dynamic and complex process than structural and rational actor theories allow for. The thesis finishes by placing the subject of indigenous communities and insurgency in the global context. It demonstrates that, while so-called indigenous communities listed by the Minorities at Risk project amount to 4.8% of the world’s population, they were involved in 43% of the intra-state conflict years listed by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program Armed Conflict Dataset between 1946 and 2010. Advisors/Committee Members: King, Lawrence (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Indigenous people; Civil war; Insurgency; Counterinsurgency; Maoists; Naxals; India; Adivasis; Dalits; Tribal belt; Chhattisgarh; Dantewara; Dantewada

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APA (6th Edition):

Kennedy, J. (2013). The political economy of conflict between indigenous communities and dominant societies: adivasis, Maoist insurgents and the state in the central Indian tribal belt . (Thesis). University of Cambridge. Retrieved from https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245191

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kennedy, Jonathan. “The political economy of conflict between indigenous communities and dominant societies: adivasis, Maoist insurgents and the state in the central Indian tribal belt .” 2013. Thesis, University of Cambridge. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245191.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kennedy, Jonathan. “The political economy of conflict between indigenous communities and dominant societies: adivasis, Maoist insurgents and the state in the central Indian tribal belt .” 2013. Web. 10 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Kennedy J. The political economy of conflict between indigenous communities and dominant societies: adivasis, Maoist insurgents and the state in the central Indian tribal belt . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Cambridge; 2013. [cited 2019 Dec 10]. Available from: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245191.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Kennedy J. The political economy of conflict between indigenous communities and dominant societies: adivasis, Maoist insurgents and the state in the central Indian tribal belt . [Thesis]. University of Cambridge; 2013. Available from: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245191

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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