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Irland 1916-1922: Hur bristen på COIN-doktrin ledde till brittiskt misslyckande
Swedish National Defence College.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Ireland 1916-1922 : How the lack of COIN- doctrine led to British failure (English)
Abstract [sv]


Sedan början av nittonhundratalet har Storbritannien varit delaktig i flertalet COIN-operationer.Deras erfarenheter har bidragit till att de numera räknas som en framstående nation inom justCOIN. Undersökningen handlar om Irland 1916-1922 och Storbritanniens agerade i förhållande tillden nuvarande brittiska COIN-doktrinen.


Undersökningen skall klargöra, utifrån den nuvarande brittiska doktrinen, vilka skillnader ochmisstag Storbritannien begick under början av nittonhundratalet på Irland i förhållande till dennuvarande COIN-doktrinen.


Undersökningen är teorikonsumerande och delar upp teorin i variablerna mål, medel och metod.Dessa jämförs mot analysenheter som utgörs av tre tidsepoker från det anglo-iriska kriget.


Undersökningen påvisar att Storbritanniens agerande på Irland i början av nittonhundratalet skildesig markant mot vad den nuvarande doktrinen förespråkar. Framförallt i mängden våld somnyttjades.

Abstract [en]


Since the early twentieth century Britain has been active in many COIN operations. Theirexperiences have contributed to UK counts as a qualified COIN nation. The investigation is about1916-1922 Ireland, and how Britain acted in relation to the current UK COIN doctrine.


The essay should clarify, based on current British doctrine, which differences and mistakes GreatBritain committed during the early twentieth century in Ireland in contrast to the present COINdoctrine.


The study is theory-consuming and divides the theory in variables: goals, means and method.These are compared against analytical unit consisting of three eras from the Anglo-Irish War.


The survey reveals that Britain's actions in Ireland in the early twentieth century was verydifferent from what the current doctrine advocates. In particular, the amount of violence whichwere used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
COIN, counterinsurgency, Ireland 1916-1922, Eastern Rising
Keyword [sv]
COIN, Counterinsurgency, Irland 1916-1922, Påskupproret
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-1415OAI: diva2:426351
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-07-18 Created: 2011-06-23 Last updated: 2013-06-11Bibliographically approved

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