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- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00
If constitutional legitimacy is based on violence, what does this mean for democracy?. Almost every state in the world has a written constitution. The great majority of these declare the constitution to be the law controlling the organs of the state. We tend to label western liberal political systems as constitutional democracies, dividing... more...
- Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 27.91
Spätestens seit den Anschlägen vom 11. September sind nicht-staatliche Kriegsakteure in den Mittelpunkt des wissenschaftlichen und außenpolitischen Interesses gerückt. Doch wie lassen sich ihr Handeln, ihre Strategien und ihre Organisation begreifen? Klaus Schlichte betont den politischen Charakter bewaffneter Gruppen, für den der Zusammenhang von... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
In this new book developed from the prestigious Reith Lectures, Nobel Prize?winning author Wole Soyinka, a courageous advocate for human rights around the world, considers fear as the dominant theme in world politics. Decades ago, the idea of collective fear had a tangible face: the atom bomb. Today our shared anxiety has become far more complex... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
How do terrorists become politicians? This book embraces a series of comparative case studies in order to examine important issues regarding the relationship between terrorism and political processes. It identifies the characteristics necessary for the transition from a 'terrorist' organization to a political party and situates this within... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95
The Geography of Ethnic Violence is the first among numerous distinguished books on ethnic violence to clarify the vital role of territory in explaining such conflict. Monica Toft introduces and tests a theory of ethnic violence, one that provides a compelling general explanation of not only most ethnic violence, civil wars, and terrorism but many... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95
Analyzing both historical contexts and geographical locations, this volume explores the continuous reformation of state power and its potential in situations of violent conflict. The state, otherwise understood as an abstract and transcendent concept in many works on globalization in political philosophy, is instead located and analyzed here as... more...
- Free Press 2002; Not Available
States make war, but war also makes states. As Publishers Weekly notes, ?Porter, a political scientist at Brigham Young University, demonstrates that wars have been catalysts for increasing the size and power of Western governments since the Renaissance. The state?s monopoly of effective violence has diminished not only individual rights and liberties,... more...