Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2012
Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 2.3 cm
Detention and confinement – of both combatants and large groups of civilians – have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners explain this dizzying rise of detention camps, internment centers, and enclavisation by arguing that such actions “protect” populations. In this book, Laleh Khalili counters these arguments, telling the story of how this proliferation of concentration camps, strategic hamlets, “security walls,” and offshore prisons has come to be.