Collective Political Violence (häftad)
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Collective Political Violence (häftad)

Collective Political Violence

An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts

Häftad Engelska, 2003-12-01
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This text offers a concise and comprehensive analysis of the many competing explanations of revolutions, civil wars, genocide, terrorism and other forms of violent conflicts. "Collective Political Violence" presents an interdisciplinary account of the concepts, theories and explanations concerning past and ongoing conflicts, providing case studies for each. Case studies range from the Rwanda genocide to the civil rights movement in the United States, and major new debates concerning terrorism, peacekeeping and environmental security are illuminated.
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"There is to my knowledge no single work that provides such a comprehensive overview of theorizing about collective violence in the social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, and political science. This work's scope, and Professor Conteh-Morgan's knowledge of the intellectual history of the subject is astounding. It renders the theoretical work done on this subject in all of the social sciences accessible across disciplinary boundaries--which I hope will inspire many productive collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. This is a much-needed and overdue introduction to the most important social and political question of our time - collective violence and its mitigation within and across the jurisdictional boundaries of states."<br>-Franke Wilmer, Montana State University <br>"This is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the range of social scientific theories that explain collective violence at all levels. It is useful for any student of comparative politics, international relations, or peace and justice studies."<br>-Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College <br>"The great virtue of Earl Conteh-Morgan's book is its breadth. Few if any other texts suitable for undergraduates survey general explanations of political violence along with analyzing such topics as international war, revolutions, ethnic conflict, genocide, terrorism, and peacekeeping...."Collective Political Violence should be seriously considered for adoption in undergraduate survey courses on conflict and global issues."<br>-Ted Robert Gurr, University of Maryland <br>

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Preface; 1. Collective Political Violence: Scope, Assumptions and Approaches Scope and Assumptions Explaining collective Political Violence Broad Theoretical Approaches Critical Theories: Constructivism and Feminism Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 2. Trends in Collective Political Violence: Cold War, Nation-Building, and Post-Cold War Conflicts Superpower Empire-Building or Cold War Conflicts Nation-Building Conflicts Post-Cold War Conflicts Case Studies Irregular Violent Conflicts Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 3. Social Structural Theories and Violent Change Functionalism Theories of Collective Behavior Contrasting Functionalism and Conflict Theories The Socio-Cultural Environment of Peaceful Societies Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 4. The Psycho-Cultural Approach to Explaining Collective Political Violence The Concept of Aggression Relative Deprivation and the American Civil War Relative Deprivation and Civil Rights Struggles in the United States Psycho-Cultural Factors and Ongoing Conflicts Innate Versus Environmental Explanations Anthropological Perspectives Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 5. Collective Political Violence as Rational Choice Rational Choice and Political Violence The Rational Actor and Game Theory Child Participation in Irregular Warfare as a Rational Choice Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 6. Macro-Structural Theories of War Introduction and Types of War Internal and External Dynamics of War Theories and Explanations of War Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 7. Revolutionary Leaders and Violence: Competing Theoretical Approaches The Psychoanalytic Approach The Psychohistorical Approach The Sociological Approach Conclusion and Critique Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 8. Revolutions: Causes and Types Introduction and Definitions Determinants and Types of Revolution Revolutions From Top to Bottom Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 9. The Marxist Explanation of Revolutionary Change History as Class Conflict Wages, Labor, and Alienation Marxist Influences Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 10. Inter-Ethnic Sources of Violent Conflicts Ethno-Nationalist Conflicts: An Overview Contending Views on Ethnonationalism Sources of Interethnic Conflicts Ethnonationalist Violence in Africa The Yugosalvian Civil War Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 11. Genocide: Types, Causes, and Activators Types of Genocide The April 1994 Rwandan Genocide Notes Key Terms 12. Environmental Degradation-Violent Conflict Nexus Environmental Degradation and the Declining Capacity of the State The Link Between Environmental Degradation and Population Growth Environmental Security as High Politics Notes Key Terms and Discussion Questions; 13. Terrorism: Internal and External Dimensions Conceptual and Definitional Problems Causes of Terrorism The United States and Domestic Terrorism More Modern Types of Terrorism