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Political Violence

Political Violence

Four Volume Set
Edited by:

December 2013 | 1 464 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Although international relations as a field focuses largely on war and peace between nation-states, the vast majority of conflicts have been within countries rather than between them. This is particularly true today, with scarcely any ongoing interstate wars raging between countries, but dozens of armed civil conflicts occurring within them. This new four-volume major work surveys competing theories about the causes, character, and conclusion of substate political violence, and explores how states, non-state actors, and the international community attempt to resolve political violence.

This new four-volume collection combines theories from international relations and comparative politics with empirical studies of recent and ongoing conflicts.

Volume One: Concepts and Theories of Political Violence

Volume Two: Causes of Political Violence

Volume Three: Dynamics of Political Violence

Volume Four: Responses and Alternatives to Political Violence

The Melian Dialogue from History of the Peloponnesian Wars
Carl von Clausewitz
War Is an Instrument of Policy and Arming the Nation, from On War
Stephen Walt
The Renaissance of Security Studies
Roland Paris
Human Security
Paradigm Shift or Hot Air?

Charles Tilly
War-Making and State-Making as Organized Crime
Kristian Gleditsch
Transnational Dimensions of Civil War
Kurt Weyland
The Diffusion of Revolution
'1848' in Europe and Latin America

William Finnegan
Silver or Lead
The Drug Cartel La Familia Gives Local Officials a Choice: Take a Bribe or a Bullet

Nicholas Sambanis
What Is Civil War? Conceptual and Empirical Complexities of an Operational Definition
Stathis Kalyvas
'New' and 'Old' Civil Wars
A Valid Distinction?

Paul Staniland
States, Insurgents and Wartime Political Orders
Severine Autesserre
Hobbes and the Congo
Frames, Local Violence and International Intervention

Richard Jackson
The Core Commitments of Critical Terrorism Studies
Daniel Byman and Christine Fair
The Case for Calling Them Nitwits
Michael Horowitz
Non-State Actors and the Diffusion of Innovations
The Case of Suicide Terrorism

Karen Rasler and William Thompson
Looking for Waves of Terrorism
Benjamin Valentino
Final Solutions
The Causes of Mass Killing and Genocide

Kristine Eck and Lisa Hultman
Violence against Civilians in War
Insights from New Fatality Data

James Fearon and David Laitin
Ethnicity, Insurgency and Civil War
Patrick Regan and Daniel Norton
Greed, Grievance and Mobilization in Civil Wars
Barry Posen
The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflict
Stuart Kaufman
Symbolic Politics or Rational Choice? Testing Theories of Extreme Ethnic Violence
Lars-Erik Cederman, Nils B. Weidmann and Kristian Skrede Gledistch
Horizontal Inequalities and Ethno-Nationalist Civil War
A Global Comparison

James Ron
Ideology in Context
Explaining Sendero Luminoso's Tactical Escalation

Wendy Pearlman
Spoiling inside and out
Internal Political Contestation and the Middle East Peace Process

Fotini Christia
Following the money: Muslim versus Muslim in Bosnia’s civil war
Barbara Walter
Does Conflict Beget Conflict? Explaining Recurring Civil War
Martha Crenshaw
The Causes of Terrorism
Jeffrey Ian Ross
The Structural Causes of Oppositional Political Terrorism
Towards a Causal Model

Stathis Kalyvas
Wanton and Senseless? The Logic of Massacres in Algeria
Albert Bandura
Moral Disengagement in the Perpetration of Inhumanities
Sabine Carey
The Dynamic Relationship between Protest and Repression
Paul Staniland
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Insurgent Fratricide, Ethnic Defection and the Rise of Pro-State Paramilitaries

Idean Saleyhan
Transnational Rebels
Neighboring States as Sanctuary for Rebel Groups

Elisabeth Jean Wood
Variation in Sexual Violence during War
Kelly Greenhill
Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War
Barbara Walter and Andrew Kydd
Strategies of Terrorism
Max Abrahms
The political effectiveness of terrorism revisited
Mia Bloom
Palestinian Suicide Bombing
Public Support, Market Share and Outbidding

James Fearon
Why do some civil wars last so much longer than others?
Jason Lyall and Isaiah Wilson III
Rage against the Machines
Explaining Outcomes in Counter-Insurgency Wars

Edward Luttwak
Give War a Chance
Monica Duffy Toft
Ending Civil Wars
A Case for Rebel Victory?

Jason Lyall
Does Indiscriminate Violence Incite Insurgent Attacks? Evidence from Chechnya
Matthew Adam Kocher and Stathis Kalyvas
The Dynamics of Violence in Vietnam:
An Analysis of the Hamlet Evaluation System (HES)

Stephen Stedman
Spoiler Problems in Peace Processes
Stuart Kaufman
Escaping the symbolic politics trap: Reconciliation initiatives and conflict resolution in ethnic wars
Michael Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis
International Peace-Building
A Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis

Robert Pape
When Duty Calls
A Pragmatic Standard of Humanitarian Intervention

Caroline Hartzell, Matthew Hoddie and Donald Rothchild
Stabilizing the Peace after Civil War
An Investigation of Some Key Variables

James Walsh and James Piazza
Why Respecting Physical Integrity Rights Reduces Terrorism
Peter Neumann
Negotiating with Terrorists
Maria Stephan and Erica Chenoweth
Why Civil Resistance Works
The Strategic Logic of Non-Violent Conflict