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Violence. Political violence

  • Violence for Equality (Routledge Revivals)by Ted Honderich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jung - rechts - unpolitisch?by Stefan Dierbach

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Politics of Violenceby Charlotte Heath-Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Critical thinkers like Foucault, Benjamin, Derrida and ?i?ek have long challenged the liberal separation of violence and politics by highlighting the implicit violence within political and economic structures. But in an era of international terrorism and counter-terrorism, should we not also reverse the question to ask ?what is political about violence??... more...

  • Politics of Civil Warsby Amalendu Misra

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Civil war is one of the critical issues of our time. Although intrastate in nature, it has a disproportionate and overwhelming effect on the overall peace and stability of contemporary international society. Organized around the themes of contested nationalism, violence, external intervention, post-conflict reconstruction, reconciliation and... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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 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...