Logic of Violence in Civil War (BOK)

Stathis Kalyvas

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By analytically decoupling war and violence, this book explores the causes and dynamics of violence in civil war. Against the prevailing view that such violence is an instance of impenetrable madness, the book demonstrates that there is logic to it and that it has much less to do with collective emotions, ideologies, and cultures than currently believed. Kalyvas specifies a novel theory of selective violence: it is jointly produced by political actors seeking information and individual civilians trying to avoid the worst but also grabbing what opportunities their predicament affords them. Violence, he finds, is never a simple reflection of the optimal strategy of its users; its profoundly interactive character defeats simple maximization logics while producing surprising outcomes, such as relative nonviolence in the 'frontlines' of civil war.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Stathis Kalyvas
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521670043
Antall sider 508 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,4cm x 3,1cm
Vekt 804 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd