Rethinking the Violence of Pacification: State Formation and Bandits in Turkey, 1914–1937

  title={Rethinking the Violence of Pacification: State Formation and Bandits in Turkey, 1914–1937},
  author={Uğur {\"U}mit {\"U}ng{\"o}r},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={746 - 769}
  • U. Üngör
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Abstract This article discusses the changing relationship between Kurdish bandits and the Ottoman and Turkish states. Considerable research has been conducted on the impact of state formation on the establishment and maintenance of a monopoly of violence. But little is known about the state's use of outlaws for various security tasks. I address this hiatus and focus on the ebb and flow of Kurdish chieftains' relations to the state. Although these states followed consistent policies of… Expand
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