Hat tip to WoTR for the pointer to David Ucko's article in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Authoritarian Counterinsurgency has appeared on SWC several times, although not in one specific thread and sometimes in the Historians arena.

The JSS article is behind a pay wall:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/...0.2015.1094390

Their Abstract:
Rather than win hearts and minds, authoritarian counterinsurgency is said to rely heavily on coercion. It has a reputation for effectiveness, if also for its amorality. Still, the research into authoritarian counterinsurgency is surprisingly lacking. By distilling common features from key cases, this article concludes that this approach goes beyond the indiscriminate violence that typically captures the imagination. Like their democratic counterparts but differently, authoritarian regimes also engage in mobilisation, create narratives, and turn military advantage into political gain. The analysis explains how these tasks are undertaken and, by contradistinction, sheds light on more liberal approaches as well.
David has a short, open access article on WoTR:http://warontherocks.com/2016/01/reg...erinsurgency/?