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Violence. Political violence

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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • From Terrorism to Politicsby Anisseh Van Engeland; Rachael M. Rudolph

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Healing the Wound. Personal Narratives about the 2007 Post-Election Violence in Kenyaby 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...

  • Violence, Extremism and Transformationby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 9.70

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...