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- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 69.99
We are caught between tendencies toward moral paralysis and postures of violence, with their intellectual birthing grounds reflected even among those who consciously seek to avoid them. Reinhold Niebuhr?s paradoxical conception of the self, and his defense of traditional Christian convictions in this light, opens the door to a deeper understanding... more...
- Twaweza Communications 2009; US$ 34.95
The narratives collected by Twaweza Communications in this volume tell yet another side of the story about the violence that engulfed Kenya towards the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008. The narratives are part of a Daraja Initiative involving media monitoring, reflections and documentation of the traumatic post-election violence period often associated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation examines contemporary political violence and atrocity in the context of the crisis of the nation-state. It explores the way violence is used to unmake the social world and how its product: suffering, is used to try to remake the social world. Humphrey considers both the unmaking of the world through torture,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma explores how the phenomenon of ethnic violence can be understood as a form of security dilemma by shifting the focus of the concept away from its traditional concern with state sovereignty to that of identity instead. The book includes case studies on: * ethnic violence between Serbs and Croats in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00
This topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America, and the violent struggle for political power that has defined Latin American history since independence. The result is an original, fascinating contribution to an increasingly important field of study. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 42.00
"Agents of Atrocity" examines the horrors of civil war and seeks to know what motivates leaders who turn to massacre and pillaging to further their aims. Using historical case studies, Neil J. Mitchell sheds light on the vexed question of responsibility and considers how atrocities may in future be averted. more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 64.50
Political violence does not end with the last death. A common feature of mass murder has been the attempt at destroying any memory of victims, with the aim of eliminating them from history. Perpetrators seek not only to eliminate a perceived threat, but also to eradicate any possibility of alternate, competing social and national histories. In his... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 28.95
How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the twentieth century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies? In this book, Volker Berghahn explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European... more...