Accession Number : ADA589736


Title :   Civil Society Engagement in the Sulu Archipelago: Mobilizing Vibrant Networks to Win the Peace


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : David, Arnel P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589736.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 104


Abstract : How might the United States military think about and interact with civil society organizations to help win a sustainable peace? In this paper, I use retroductive reasoning, the Delphi method, and a modified Institutional Analysis and Development framework to explore this question. While some adversaries must be pursued and eliminated, the military must also connect with the populace through deliberate and direct engagement with civil society groups in order to secure the peace. I check this thesis with a plausibility test of two experimental interventions in the Southern Philippines and find that a simple probe reveals complex webs of vibrant networks able to mobilize masses of people capable of transforming the conflict landscape. This study identifies future research agendas, offers recommendations, and presents a rules of thumb guide for future planning.


Descriptors :   *COMMUNITY RELATIONS , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *PEACEKEEPING , *PHILIPPINES , COUNTERINSURGENCY , DELPHI TECHNIQUES , HISTORY , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY PLANNING , NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES , TASK FORCES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE