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Violence and Nonviolence An Introduction

ISBN-10: 144221760X
ISBN-13: 9781442217607
Edition: 2013
Authors: Barry L. Gan
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 138
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Violence
Molded by Myths
Notes
The Myth of Physical Violence
The Common View
The Problem with the Common View
But Where Is the Violence in These Examples?
A Confusion?
Conclusion
Notes
The Myth of Good Guys and Bad Guys
The Myth at Work
Deconstructing the Myth
Overcoming the Myth
Notes
The Myth of Necessary Violence
A More Charitable Interpretation
The Difficulty with the Charitable Interpretation
The Practical Relevance of Means to Ends
Notes
The Myth of Effective Punishment
Revenge
Retribution
Punishment as Education or Rehabilitation
Deterrence
Restitution and Recompense
Conclusion
Notes
Nonviolence
An Overview of Nonviolence
Notes
Selective Nonviolence
Sharp's Theory of Power
Theories of Nonviolent Strategy
Notes
Toward a Theory of Comprehensive Nonviolence
The Implications of a Fuller Account of Violence
Self-Suffering and Cognitive Dissonance
The Importance of Offering a Choice to One's Adversaries
An Example: Serbia
Some Other Examples: Egypt and Syria
Toward Comprehensive Nonviolence
Notes
Comprehensive Nonviolence
How Comprehensive Nonviolence Addresses the Five Myths
Redemption without Punishment
If It's about Winning, It's Not Nonviolence
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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