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Rethinking Political Violence

Rethinking Political Violence
12 Jahrgänge | 2013 - 2020


This series provides a new space in which to interrogate and challenge much of the conventional wisdom of political violence. International and multidisciplinary in scope, this series explores the causes, types and effects of contemporary violence connecting key debates on terrorism, insurgency, civil war and peace-making. The timely Rethinking Political Violence offers a sustained and refreshing analysis reappraising some of the fundamental questions facing societies in conflict today and understanding attempts to ameliorate the effects of political violence.

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2020 | Buch

Politics without Violence?

Towards a Post-Weberian Enlightenment

This book explores the potential for imagining a politics without violence and evidence that this need not be a utopian project. The book demonstrates that in theory and in practice, we now have the intellectual and scientific knowledge to make …

2018 | Buch

Civil War and Uncivil Development

Economic Globalisation and Political Violence in Colombia and Beyond

This book challenges the conventional wisdom that civil war inevitably stymies economic development and that ‘civil war represents development in reverse’. While some civil wars may have adverse economic effects, Civil War and Uncivil Development …

2015 | Buch

Youth in Conflict and Peacebuilding

Mobilization, Reintegration and Reconciliation

This study investigates the role of youth in peacebuilding, and addresses the failure of states and existing research to recognise youths as political actors, which can result in their contribution to peacebuilding being ignored.

2015 | Buch

International Perspectives on Terrorist Victimisation

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Considering an under-researched dimension of political violence, this interdisciplinary collection provides an extensive examination of terrorist victimisation. It explores how individual and public experiences of victimisation are constructed and ho

2015 | Buch

Disrupting Pathways to Genocide

The Process of Ideological Radicalisation

How does ideology in some states radicalise to such an extent as to become genocidal? Can the causes of radicalisation be seen as internal or external? Examining the ideological evolution in the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust and during the break u

2014 | Buch

Rwanda 1994

The Myth of the Akazu Genocide Conspiracy and its Consequences

Through a rigorous critique of the dominant narrative of the Rwandan genocide, Collins provides an alternative argument to the debate situating the killings within a historically-specific context and drawing out a dynamic interplay between national a

2014 | Buch

Violent Societies

Networks of Violence in Civil War and Peace

This book investigates the relationships between political violence, social violence and economic violence using examples from South Africa, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and Syria. It examines the cultural impact of war and argues that a culture of viol

2014 | Buch

The New Counter-insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

The notion of counter-insurgency has become a dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume brings together international academics and practitioners to evaluate the broader theoretical and his

2014 | Buch

Sacred Violence

Political Religion in a Secular Age

Sacred Violence and Religious Violence examines the place that ideology or political religion plays in legitimizing violence to bring about a purer world. In particular, the book examines Islamism and the western secular, liberal democratic responses

2014 | Buch

Preventing Political Violence Against Civilians

Nationalist Militant Conflict in Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine

The increased targeting of civilians by militants raises serious and profound questions for policy-makers. Examining conflict in Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine, this book focuses on ethno-nationalist militant groups and formulates a model to

2014 | Buch

Policing Wars

On Military Intervention in the Twenty-First Century

2013 | Buch

Genocide, Risk and Resilience

An Interdisciplinary Approach

This interdisciplinary volume aims to understand the linkages between the origins and aftermaths of genocide. Exploring social dynamics and human behaviour, this collection considers the interplay of various psychological, political, anthropological