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Violence. Political violence

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  • War and the Rise of the Stateby Bruce D. Porter

    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...

  • Message to the Movementby Mumia Abu-Jamal; Alice Walker

    Zuccotti Park Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    Radical black journalist gives organizing advice, political analysis and encouragement to activists from his cell on Death Row more...

  • Reinhold Niebuhr's Paradoxby Daniel Malotky

    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...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Violence for Equality (Routledge Revivals)by Ted Honderich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Violence for Equality, first published in 1989, questions the morality of political violence and challenges the presuppositions, inconsistencies and prejudices of liberal-democratic thinking. This book should be of interest to teachers and students of philosophy and politics. more...

  • Jung - rechts - unpolitisch?by Stefan Dierbach

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.95

    Ist Rechte Gewalt nicht mehr als eine altersbedingte Krisenreaktion? Aufgrund des meist jungen Alters der Täter wird bei der Analyse rechter Gewalttaten oft angenommen, dass diese nicht primär ideologisch begründet sind. Stefan Dierbach zeigt auf, welche Risiken mit einer solchen Diagnose von »Jugendgewalt« im Hinblick auf ein Verständnis der Akteure... more...

  • The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliationby Michael Humphrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...