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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...

  • Reinhold Niebuhr's Paradoxby Daniel Malotky

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 74.00

    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...

  • Understanding Collective Political Violenceby Yvan Guichaoua

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Understanding Collective Political Violence offers a unique view on contemporary processes of violent political mobilization across continents: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East. It pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women or children and details the drivers of their violent engagement. more...

  • The Geography of Ethnic Violenceby Monica Duffy Toft

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The Geography of Ethnic Violence is the first among numerous distinguished books on ethnic violence to clarify the vital role of territory in explaining such conflict. Monica Toft introduces and tests a theory of ethnic violence, one that provides a compelling general explanation of not only most ethnic violence, civil wars, and terrorism but many... more...

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

    Twaweza Communications 2009; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Unchopping a Treeby Ernesto Verdeja

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 65.50

    Political violence does not end with the last death. A common feature of mass murder has been the attempt at destroying any memory of victims, with the aim of eliminating them from history. Perpetrators seek not only to eliminate a perceived threat, but also to eradicate any possibility of alternate, competing social and national histories. In his... more...

  • Crisis of the Stateby Bruce Kapferer; Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Analyzing both historical contexts and geographical locations, this volume explores the continuous reformation of state power and its potential in situations of violent conflict. The state, otherwise understood as an abstract and transcendent concept in many works on globalization in political philosophy, is instead located and analyzed here as an... more...

  • Consociational Theoryby Rupert Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Consociational power sharing is increasingly gaining ground, right around the world, as a means for resolving political conflict in divided societies. In this volume, edited by Rupert Taylor, nineteen internationally-respected scholars engage in a lively debate about the merits of the theory underlying this approach. The volume focuses specifically... more...

  • Conflict Transformation and Peacebuildingby Bruce W. Dayton; Louis Kriesberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    This book seeks to examine the causes of escalation and de-escalation in intrastate conflicts. Specifically, the volume seeks to map the processes and dynamics that lead groups challenging existing power structures to engage in violent struggle; the processes and dynamics that contribute to the de-escalation of violent struggle and the participation... 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...