Collective Political Violence: An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts
Collective Political Violence is a concise, but thorough, interdisciplinary analysis of the many competing concepts, theories and explanations of political conflict, including revolutions, civil wars, genocide, and terrorism. To further his examination of each type of conflict, Earl Conteh-Morgan presents case studies, from the Rwandan genocide to the United States civil rights movement. Along the way, he illuminates new debates concerning terrorism, peacekeeping, and environmental security.
Written in a knowledgeable, yet accessible, manner, Collective Political Violence treats the issue of political violence with an impressively wide geographic range, and successfully straddles the ideological divide.
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Scope Assumptions and Approaches
Cold War Nation Building and PostCold War Conflicts
SocialStructural Theories and Violent Change
The Psychocultural Approach to Explaining Collective Political Violence
Collective Political Violence as Rational Choice
MacroStructural Theories of War
Competing Theoretical Approaches
Causes and Types
Interethnic or Identity Sources of Violent Conflicts
Types Causes and Activators
Environmental DegradationViolent Conflict Nexus
Internal and External Dimensions
New Scenarios in Violent Conflicts and Peacekeeping
Glossary of Terms and Concepts
Glossary of ConflictRelated Theorists
The Marxist Explanation of Revolutionary Change
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