Paper Title
INSURGENCY: Defining Characteristics of Insurgency from Prehistory to CA. 1975

Insurgencies are seen from prehistory periods to up to date. Even though many of them have some common characteristics, every insurgency has some unique features at the same time. This research will evaluate the concept of insurgency from historical perspective by emphasizing developments in the concept of insurgency. It states common characteristics of insurgent movements took place from prehistory to 1975. The concept of state will be evaluated carefully by taking a leading and problematic factor of emerging insurgencies and important insurgency tactics such as Maoist insurgency will be examined carefully by implying changing structure of insurgencies through the history. Key words - Insurgency, Maoist insurgency, characteristics of insurgency, media and insurgency