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Collective Political Violence: An Introduction to the by Earl Conteh-Morgan

By Earl Conteh-Morgan

Collective Political Violence is a concise, yet thorough, interdisciplinary research of the various competing ideas, theories and motives of political clash, together with revolutions, civil wars, genocide, and terrorism. To additional his exam of every form of clash, Earl Conteh-Morgan provides case reports, from the Rwandan genocide to the U.S. civil rights stream. alongside the way in which, he illuminates new debates referring to terrorism, peacekeeping, and environmental security.Written in a well informed, but available, demeanour, Collective Political Violence treats the problem of political violence with an impressively broad geographic diversity, and effectively straddles the ideological divide.

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Valerie Marcel, “The Contructivist Debate: Bringing Hermeneutics (Properly) In,” paper presented at the 2001 ISA Conference, February 21, 2001, 9. 25. Ann Tickner, Gendering World Politics (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001). 26. See, for example, Georgina Waylen Gender in Third World Politics (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1996). 27. , Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996). 28. ” in Susan Moller Okin with Respondents, ed.

Mozambique, the former territory, after nearly a century under Portuguese rule, won its independence in 1975 following ten years of anticolonial warfare. 4 Similarly, Angola fought its war of independence in the 1960s until it gained independence in 1975, only to be gripped by a Cold War conflict that pitted the government—made up of the Popular Movement for the Liberations of Angola (MPLA) supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba—against the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)—made up of pro-Western rebels sponsored by the United States and South Africa.

First, the patron-client relationships with the superpowers ended abruptly, thereby curtailing the support and external backing these states used to receive. 10 A drastic reduction of foreign aid ensued because ideological threat (on the part of the United States) could no longer be used as a justification for resource transfers to erstwhile client states. Because these states are economically and institutionally weak, they are either collapsing or experiencing a more fierce competition for scarce resources.

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