Table of contents for How democracies lose small wars : state, society, and the failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam / Gil Merom.


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1. Introduction
2. Military superiority and victory in small wars: historical observations
3. The structural original of defiance: the middle-class, the marketplace of ideas, and the normative gap
4. The structural origins of tenacity: national alignment and compartmentalization
5. The French war in Algeria: a strategic, political, and economic overview
6. French instrumental dependence and its consequences
7. The development of a normative difference in France and its consequences
8. The French struggle to contain the growth of the normative gap and the rise of the 'democratic agenda'
9. Political relevance and its consequences in France
10. The Israeli war in Lebanon: a strategic, political, and economic overview
11. Israeli instrumental dependence and its consequences
12. The development of a normative difference in Israel and its consequences
13. The Israeli struggle to contain the growth of the normative gap and the rise of the 'democratic agenda'
14. Political relevance and its consequences in Israel.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Low intensity conflicts (Military science) FranceLow intensity conflicts (Military science) United States, Low intensity conflicts (Military science) Israel, Military doctrine France, Military doctrine United States, Military doctrine Israel, Counterinsurgency