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Democracy and Political Violence

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ISBN-10: 0748637966

ISBN-13: 9780748637966

Edition: 2011

Authors: John Schwarzmantel

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 3/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgements
Conflict and Community
The Nature of Political Violence
Democracy and Violence
Violence and the State
Community and Conflict
Conflict and Anger
Inclusion and Exclusion
The Forms and Nature of Political Violence
Nature of the Challenge
The Resort to Violence
Globalisation and Violence
A State of Permanent Crisis
Sovereign Power
The State and Violence
The State as a Violent Actor
The State: Problem or Solution?
What Criteria Should Guide State Use of Violence?
Establishing Democratic Rules of the Game
Democratic Transition
Democracy and Terrorism
The Nature of Terrorism: Defining the Phenomenon
Responses to Terrorism
Democratic Reactions to Terrorism
Restoring Democratic Community
Ethnic and Nationalist Violence and Democracy
Why Does Nationalism Lead to Violence?
Nationalist Oppression and Violence
Two Possible Solutions
Problems of the Two Solutions
Violence and the Installation of Democracy
Violence in Favour of Democracy: The Case For
Problems of Using Violence for Democracy
Violence as a Global Challenge
States and Violence: Action and Reaction
Violence as Resistance to Democratic Imposition
Culture, Violence and Democracy
Culture and Violence
Culture as the Solution for the Problem of Violence
Culture and Community
Democracy in Times of Risk and Uncertainty
How Serious is the Challenge of Violence?
How Should Democracies Respond to Violence?
Institutional Reform and Reform of Discourse
Optimistic versus Pessimistic Scenarios