Violence And Non Violence in Africa

Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile

Claudio Fuentes - Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile
Published: 2004-12-26 | ISBN: 0415971691, 0415646979 | PDF | 236 pages | 1 MB
Armies without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960

Armies without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960 by Robert H. Holden
Oxford University Press, USA | April 1, 2004 | English | ISBN: 0195161203 | 352 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Public violence, a persistent feature of Latin American life since the collapse of Iberian rule in the 1820s, has been especially prominent in Central America. Robert H. Holden shows how public violence shaped the states that have governed Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Linking public violence and patrimonial political cultures, he shows how the early states improvised their authority by bargaining with armed bands or montoneras.

Justice and Economic Violence in Transition [Repost]  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Aug. 22, 2014
Justice and Economic Violence in Transition [Repost]

Dustin N. Sharp - Justice and Economic Violence in Transition
Published: 2013-09-25 | ISBN: 1461481716 | PDF | 328 pages | 3 MB

Political Violence and the Police in India  

Posted by Den1985s at Dec. 7, 2009
Political Violence and the Police in India

Political Violence and the Police in India
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd | ISBN: 0761935932 | edition 2007 | PDF | 264 pages | 1,1 mb

Increasing political violence in India is challenging the government s ability to resolve conflicts democratically. Combining scholarship with professional experience as a police officer for more than three decades, author K.S. Subramanian sketches the growing crisis of governance in two ways: by assessing the Central Government s police organizations and through case studies of regions and communities bearing the brunt ofpolitical violence.
More Freedom, Less Terror?: Liberalization and Political Violence in the Arab World

More Freedom, Less Terror?: Liberalization and Political Violence in the Arab World
Publisher: RAND Corporation | ISBN: 0833045083 | edition 2008 | PDF | 228 pages | 1 mb

In the wake of September 11 through the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a key tenet of U.S. foreign policy has been that promoting democracy in the Arab world is an important strategy in reducing terrorism; at the same time, some policymakers and analysts have held that democracy has nothing to do with terrorism — or even that the growth of democracy in the Middle East may exacerbate political violence. However, scant empirical evidence links democracy to terrorism, positively or negatively.
This study examines whether such links exist by exploring the effects of liberalization processes on political violence in Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Morocco from 1991 to 2006. Drawing on data on the incidence of terrorist violence, extensive fieldwork and interviews in each of the six countries, and primary and secondary literature from and about each country, Kaye et al. find that political reforms have, in some instances, helped to marginalize and undercut extremist actors, but that these effects tend to be short-lived if reforms fail to produce tangible results.
Moreover, when regimes backtrack on even limited openings, the risks of instability and violence increase.
By Gerald Cromer, "A War of Words: Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel (Political Violence)"

By Gerald Cromer, «A War of Words: Political Violence and Public Debate in Israel (Political Violence)»
Routledge | ISBN: 071468516X | 2004-09-24 | PDF | 160 pages | 1,12 Mb

Heavily influenced by Max Weber's definition of the state, political scientists and criminologists alike have focused their attention on the legitimization struggles of non-state actors who resort to violence. This book constitutes an attempt to redress that imbalance by examining a series of controversies concerning the State of Israel's use of force and its failure to prevent the violence of others. Separate chapters deal with the public discourse about Palestinian and Jewish terrorism, the war in Lebanon, the alleged connection between the verbal violence of government leaders and the physical violence of their supporters, and the use of history to justify the state use of force. The concluding section considers why these controversies play such a central role in Israeli politics and offers a number of suggestions as to the function they fulfill in other Western societies.
Facing the Catastrophe: Jews and Non-Jews in Europe during World War II

Beate Kosmala, Georgi Verbeeck - Facing the Catastrophe: Jews and Non-Jews in Europe during World War II
Published: 2011-02-15 | ISBN: 1845204719, 1845208250 | PDF | 256 pages | 3 MB
Safeguarding Children Living With Trauma and Family Violence: Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions

By Arnon Bentovim, "Safeguarding Children Living With Trauma and Family Violence: Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions (Best Practice in Working with Children)"
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers | 2009-06-15 | ISBN 1843109387 | PDF | 192 pages | 1.01 MB

Offering a systematic approach to evidence-based assessment and planning for children living with trauma and family violence, this practical book shows how to assess and analyse the needs of the child, make specialist assessments where there are continuing safeguarding concerns (using the Assessment Framework) and plan effective child-centred and outcome-focused interventions. The authors analyse the impact of exposure to a climate of trauma and family violence on a child's bioneurological development and on their capacity to form attachments and to develop and reflect on relationships through childhood and adolescence into adulthood. They bring together the assessment of children in need with the evaluation of significant harm and risk, and potential for rehabilitation, and also explore the application of evidence-based approaches to intervention. This book is an essential tool for all front-line practitioners working with child protection, including social workers, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, police officers, probation workers and domestic violence organizations. It is also suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and post-qualifying students. The titles in the "Best Practice in Working with Children" series are written for the multi-agency professionals working to promote children's welfare and protect them from harm. Each book in the series draws on current research into what works best for children, providing practical, realistic suggestions as to how practitioners in social work, health and education can work together to promote the resilience and safety of the children in their care. Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work in the Department of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. She is co-author of several textbooks and practice resources on child care and protection. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.
Myths, Martyrs, and Modernity: Studies in the History of Religions in Honour of Jan N. Bremmer

forthcoming, Jitse Dijkstra, Justin Kroesen, Yme Kuiper - Myths, Martyrs, and Modernity: Studies in the History of Religions in Honour of Jan N. Bremmer
Published: 2010-01-11 | ISBN: 9004180893 | PDF | 704 pages | 9.72 MB
Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa

Rattan Lal, Bal Ram Singh, Dismas L. Mwaseba, David Kraybill, David O. Hansen, Lars Olav Eik - Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa
Published: 2014-10-11 | ISBN: 3319093592 | PDF | 665 pages | 16.4 MB