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Violence. Political violence

  • 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...

  • Violent Politicsby Michael Addison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 163.00

    Violent politics in Northern Ireland has lasted thirty years and cost four thousand lives and billions of pounds. Many such conflicts afflict the world. This book describes the search for causes and solutions. It identifies the key factors driving violent politics and the range of counter-strategies. It analyzes the course of the troubles in Northern... more...

  • From Extreme Violence to the Problem of Civilityby Étienne Balibar; G.M. Goshgarian

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    In this impassioned argument, Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of violence drawn from contemporary life, Balibar tests the limits of political philosophy to formulate new, productive conceptions of war, revolution,... more...

  • The Dynamics of the Armed Struggleby J. Bowyer Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    This is an analysis of one of the most prevalent forms of political violence at the end of the millennium. The author has been shot at, kidnapped, expelled and questioned in wars from Central America to Northern Ireland. The book reflects his access to the cultures of political violence. more...

  • Europe in the Era of Two World Warsby Volker R. Berghahn

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How and why did Europe spawn dictatorships and violence in the first half of the twentieth century, and then, after 1945 in the west and after 1989 in the east, create successful civilian societies? In this book, Volker Berghahn explains the rise and fall of the men of violence whose wars and civil wars twice devastated large areas of the European... more...

  • Fragile Statesby Lothar Brock; Hans-Henrik Holm; Georg Sorenson; Michael Stohl

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    Today a billion people, including about 340 million of the world's extreme poor, are estimated to live in 'fragile states'. This group of low-income countries are often trapped in cycles of conflict and poverty, which make them acutely vulnerable to a range of shocks and crises. This engaging book defines and clarifies what we mean by fragile states,... more...

  • The Globalization of Political Violenceby Richard Devetak; Christopher W. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    The events of the 11 th of September 2001 revealed most dramatically that globalization has a shadow. While large sections of the world?s population enjoy the perceived benefits of globalization, others seek to utilize globalization for their own politically violent purposes. If 9/11 demonstrated anything, it is that globalization can as readily... more...

  • The State, Identity and Violenceby R. Brian Ferguson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Political Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby Jonathan Fine

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    This analysis of the evolution of religious political violence outlines the differences between secular and religious political violence, on ideological, strategic, and tactical levels before comparing the concept of Holy War in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Lastly, it shows how modern radical monotheistic religious groups interpret and manipulate... more...

  • Globalization, the State, and Violenceby Jonathan Friedman

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    Friedman and a distinguished group of contributors offer a compelling analysis of globalization and the lethal explosiveness that characterizes the current world order. In particular, they investigate global processes and political forces that determine networks of crime, commerce and terror, and reveal the economic, social and cultural fragmentation... more...