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Violence. Political violence

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  • Healing the Woundby Kimani Njogu

    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...

  • Unsettling Accountsby Leigh A. Payne; Neil L. Whitehead; Jo Ellen Fair

    Duke University Press 2007; US$ 23.95

    Focuses on perpetrators of human rights crimes, investigating confessions by human rights violators in contexts of transitional justice in South America and South Africa. more...

  • Dynamics of Political Violenceby Lorenzo Bosi; Chares Demetriou; Stefan Malthaner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. By considering a wide range of empirical cases, such as anarchist movements, ethno-nationalist and left-wing militancy in Europe, contemporary Islamist violence, and insurgencies in South Africa and Latin America, this volume of research... more...

  • Warlords Risingby Troy S. Thomas; Stephen D. Kiser; William D. Casebeer

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 40.99

    As non-state armed groups gain greater access to resources and networks through global interconnectivity, they have come to dominate the terrain of illegal trade in drugs, guns, and humans. Warlords Rising arms those confronting the mounting non-state challenge by delivering an innovative, interdisciplinary framework of analysis designed to improve... more...

  • A World Ignitedby Martin Tolchin; Susan J. Tolchin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 18.99

    A World Ignited is about the surge of anger that has swept the world in the last decade, its myriad causes, its toll in lives and human misery. The authors conclude this important and timely book in an upbeat manner with a look at the politics of hope and what can be done to halt, and even reverse, this cacophony of hate. more...

  • Violence, Extremism and Transformationby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 10.87

    Hauptbeschreibung Based on the results of the Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2006 (BTI), this study challenges widespread assumptions and stereotypes about the nature of political violence. It reminds us that religious extremism, while on the rise, accounts for only a small fracture of armed conflict in the world. Moreover, Western countries' preoccupation... more...

  • Transforming Violent Political Movementsby Kevin E. Grisham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book explores the factors that influence violent rebellious political organisations to transform into other entities, such as political parties, criminal organisations and terrorist organisations. From the end of the Second World War until 1990, many events in the world centred on the bipolar struggle between the United States and the USSR.... more...

  • Conflict Transformation and Peacebuildingby Bruce W. Dayton; Louis Kriesberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    This book seeks to examine the causes of escalation and de-escalation in intrastate conflicts. Specifically, the volume seeks to map the processes and dynamics that lead groups challenging existing power structures to engage in violent struggle; the processes and dynamics that contribute to the de-escalation of violent struggle and the participation... more...

  • State, Identity and Violenceby R. Brian Ferguson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    In this book, a collection of experts investigate the varied forces - from global systems to local beliefs - that lead to civil violence, chaos and, perhaps, a new political order. The State, Identity and Violence explores acts of mass violence occurring within national borders and examines the links such acts have to personal identities and how they... more...

  • Agents of Atrocityby Neil J. Mitchell

    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...