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The state, identity and violence [electronic resource] : political disintegration in the post-cold war world /
edited by R. Brian Ferguson.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
description
vi, 328 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0415274125 (hardback)
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
isbn
0415274125 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Comments on state, identity, and violence / Eric R. Wolf -- Forces of reaction and changes of scale in the world system of states / Joseph A. Tainter -- The state concept and a world of polities under perpetual siege / Yale H. Ferguson -- Tribalism, ethnicity, and the state / David Maybury-Lewis -- Culture, violence and ethnic nationalism: weighing alternative strategies of explanation and media representation / Kay Warren -- Civil war in Peru: culture and violence in historical perspective / Linda J. Seligmann -- 'Religious' violence in India: Ayodhya and the Hindu right / Johanna M. Lessinger -- The specter of superfluity: genesis of schism in the dismantling of Yugoslavia / Bette Denich -- From the margins to the center: the Macedonian controversy in contemporary Greece / Anastasia Karakasidou -- Liberia: civil war and the 'collapse' of the settler state / Diana Deg. Brown -- Angola and the fragmentation of the post-colonial African state / Helio Belik -- A Cold War story: the barbarization of Chad (1966-91) / S.P. Reyna -- The Cold War and chaos in Somalia: a view from the ground / Catherine Besteman -- Conflicts versus contracts: political flows and blockages in Papua New Guinea / Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart.
general note
Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.
catalogue key
8071831
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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In this book, a collection of experts investigate the varied forces - from global systems to local beliefs - that lead to civil violence, chaos and, perhaps, a new political order. The State, Identity and Violence explores acts of mass violence occurring within national borders and examines the links such acts have to personal identities and how they challenge the character or very existence of the state. Building upon the anthropological premises of holism and cross-cultural comparison, this volume shows how violent challenges to existing states should be conceptualized as layered problems, with multiple kinds of causes. It not only goes beyond the "ancient hatreds" explanation, but shows the inadequacy of the concept of "ethnic violence" and of theories which treat interests and identities as separate, sometimes opposed variables
Bowker Data Service Summary
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines political and anthropological perspectives, the experts who contributed to this study investigate the varied forces that have led to civil violence, chaos and, perhaps, a new political order in the post-Cold War era.
Long Description
This work explores acts of mass violence occurring within national borders and examines the links such acts have to personal identities and how they challenge the character or very existence of the state. Building upon the anthropological premises of holism and cross-cultural comparison, this volume show how violent challenges to existing states should be conceptualizing as layered problems, with multiple kinds of causes.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Violent Conflict and Control of the State
Commentaries Comments on the State under Siege
Forces of Reaction and Changes of Scale in the World System of States
The Stat Concept and a World of Politics Under Perpetual Siege
Tribalism, Ethnicity and the State
Culture, Violence, and Ethnic Nationalism: Weighing Alternative Strategies of Explanation and Media Representation Kay Warren Cases Civil War in Peru: Culture and Violence in Historical Perspective
'Religious' Violence in India: Ayodhya and the Hindu Right
The Specter of Superfluity: Genesis of Schism in the Dismatling of Yugoslavia
From the Margins to the Center: The Macedonian Controversy in Contemporary Greece Anastasia Karakasidou
Liberia; Civil War and th 'Collapse' of the Settle State
Brown Angola and the Fragmentation of the Post-Colonial African State
A Cold War Story, The Barbarization of Chad (1966-1991)
The Cold War, Clans, and Chaos in Somalia: A View from the Ground
Conflicts vs. Contracts: Political Flows and Blockages in Papua New Guinea
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