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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 2004; US$ 170.00
This book 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. 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
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...