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Violent Politics

Strategies of Internal Conflict
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British & Irish history: postwar, from c 1945 -, Peacekeeping operations, Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle, Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000, Political Science, Politics / Current Events, Politics/International Relations, British Isles, International Relations - General, Military - General, Political Science / International Relations, History, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Political violence, Terr
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Violent Politics takes a depressing but realistic view that "hearts and minds" are the most important aspect of winning against an insurgency.

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Military efforts are usually too little (or too much) and too late, merely further alienating a population already traumatized by internal problems and insurgency/5(21). In Violent Politics, William Polk takes us on a concise, brilliant tour of insurgencies throughout history, starting with the American struggle for independence, when fighters had to battle against both the British and the loyalists, those colonists who sided with the monarchy/5.

Violent Politics on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(21). In Violent Politics, William Polk takes us on a concise, brilliant tour of insurgencies throughout history, starting with the American struggle for independence, when fighters had to battle against both the British and the loyalists, those colonists who sided with the monarchy.

Instinctively, in a way they probably wouldn't have described as a coherent. In Violent Politics, William R. Polk takes Violent Politics book on a concise, brilliant tour of insurgencies throughout history, beginning with America's own struggle for independence.

Continuing on, Polk explores the role of insurgency in other notable conflicts—including the Spanish guerrilla war against Napoleon, the Irish struggle for independence, the Algerian War.

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A captivating but disquieting examination of how insurgencies begin, grow, persist and either succeed or fail. Former State Department advisor Polk (The Birth of America: From Before Columbus to the Revolution,etc.) accompanies a dozen accounts of national uprisings with eye-opening and remarkably similar explanations of their history.

Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq. In the current Middle East, insurgency tactics are used with frequency and increasing Violent Politics book. But guerrilla war-fare. Books shelved as political-violence: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee, War Trash by Ha Jin, Trance by Christ.

In this book, Coady re-examines a range of urgent problems pertinent to political violence against the background of a contemporary approach to just war thinking.

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The problems examined include: the right to make war and conduct war, terrorism, revolution, humanitarianism, mercenary warriors, the ideal of peace and the right way to end by: 9. Violence, in other words, is the driving force of politics, while peaceful forms of political engagement fill in the details or, perhaps, merely offer Author: Benjamin Ginsberg.

This book explores the factors that influence violent rebellious political organisations to transform into other entities, such as political parties, criminal organisations and terrorist organisations.

From the end of the Second World War Pages: This book explores the evolutionary context of terrorism and political violence. While evolutionary thinking has come to permeate both biological and social-science theorising, it has not yet been applied systematically to the areas of terrorism and political violence.

This volume seeks to do this Paperback – Routledge Political. Buy a cheap copy of Violent Politics: A History of book by William R. Polk. Guerrilla warfare is not just the tool of modern-day terrorists in the Middle East.

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The author of Torture and Democracy gives a harrowing interview on the effects of violence, torture and trauma on the human being, 'torture has a slippery slope and once you authorise it, it rapidly runs out of control'.

Civil Resistance and Power Politics:The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present. This widely-praised book identified peaceful struggle as a key phenomenon in international politics a year before the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt confirmed its central argument.

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Matthijs Jolles at the University of Chicago during World War II—not today's. The Politics of Nonviolent Action is a three-volume political science book by Gene Sharp, originally published in the United States in Sharp is one of the most influential theoreticians of nonviolent action, and his publications have been influential in struggles around the world.

This book contains his foundational analyses of the nature of political power, and of the methods Author: Gene Sharp. Get this from a library. Violent politics: strategies of internal conflict.

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Many such conflicts afflict the world. This book describes the search for causes and. This innovative book connects pre-war politics to patterns of violence during civil war.

It argues that both local political rivalry and local revenge account for violence against civilians. Gene Sharp's The Politics of Nonviolent Action is a landmark study of nonviolence in three volumes: Power and Struggle, The Methods of Nonviolent Action, and The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action. Power and Struggle begins with an analysis of the nature of political power.

All three parts should be ordered. The Politics of Collective Violence is a learned, perspicacious and vivacious book, the product of a scholar with a remarkable historical command, an eye for unusual comparison and a talent for compelling argument an important contribution to a burgeoning literature on the sources of conflict and violence.’Cited by: Executive Summary of the conclusion of Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism & Guerrilla Warfare from the American Revolution to Iraq.

By William R. Polk, to be published on Septem by HarperCollins. This summary was prepared at the request of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress on July 4, Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq - Ebook written by William R.

Polk. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War. Gordon Clubb is a lecturer in international security at the University of Leeds and is Director of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association.

Recently, he has written on the disengagement and de-radicalization of Fatah and the Irish Republican Army. Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a professor of war studies at the University of Hull. William Polk talked about his book Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq, published by Harper.

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The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War. In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S.

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Collective Political Violence: An Introduction to the Theories and Cases of Violent Conflicts By Conteh-Morgan Routledge, Read preview Overview Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies By Jeremy Varon University of California Press, The politics of collective violence / Charles Tilly.

p. cm. – (Cambridge studies in contentious politics) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN – ISBN (pb.) 1. Violence. 2. Political violence. 3. Collective behavior.

I. Title. II. Series. HMT55 – dc21 ISBN 0 1 File Size: KB.The Logic of Violence in Civil War is a book which challenges the conventional view of violence in civil wars as irrational.

The main argument is that violence only emerges in those disputed territories, and it is generally driven not by the conflict itself, but by previous rancors and enmities among the population.