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Overview

"There might appear to be little that binds the study of order and the study of violence and conflict. Bloodshed in its multiple forms is often seen as something separate from and unrelated to the domains of normal politics that constitute what we think of as order. But violence is used to create order, to maintain it, and to uphold it in the face of challenges. This volume demonstrates the myriad ways in which order and violence are inextricably intertwined. The chapters embrace such varied disciplines as political science, economics, history, sociology, philosophy, and law; employ different methodologies, from game theory to statistical modeling to in-depth historical narrative to anthropological ethnography; and focus on different units of analysis and levels of aggregation, from the state to the individual to the world system. All are essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand current trends in global conflict." The first book to study violence from the multi-perspectives of political science, economics, law, history, and sociology in one intellectually-coherent volume. Features cutting-edge research on the causes of order, conflict, and violence. Methodologically instructive: contains work that employs a variety of methods, such as archival research, historical and sociological analysis, formal modeling, statistical analysis, and ethnographic fieldwork.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521722391
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stathis N. Kalyvas is Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he directs the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence. He is the author of The Logic of Violence in Civil War (2006) and The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (1996).

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. His most recent books are Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror (2007), The Flight From Reality in the Human Sciences (2005), and Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth (with Michael Graetz, 2006).

Tarek Masoud is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His current research focuses on the politics of religion in the Islamic world, particularly the ways in which Islamist parties shape - and are shaped by - their political environments. He is the co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2004), and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. He is a graduate of Brown and Yale Universities.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: integrating the study of order, conflict, and violence Stathis N. Kalyvas, Ian Shapiro and Tarek Masoud; Part I. Creating, Maintaining, and Restoring Order: 2. Probing the sources of political order Robert H. Bates; 3. Attaining social order in Iraq Michael Hechter and Nika Kabiri; 4. Factors impeding the effectiveness of partition in South Asia and the Palestine mandate Lucy Chester; 5. The social order of violence in Chicago and Stockholm neighborhoods: a comparative inquiry Robert J. Sampson and Per-Olof H. Wikström; 6. Traditions of justice in war: the modern debate in historical perspective Karma Nabulsi; 7. Problems and prospects for democratic settlements: South Africa as a model for the Middle East and Northern Ireland? Courtney Jung, Ellen Lust-Okar and Ian Shapiro; Part II. Challenging, Transforming, and Destroying Order: 8. Civil wars and guerilla warfare in the contemporary world: toward a joint theory of motivations and opportunities Carles Boix; 9. Clausewitz vindicated? Economics and politics in the Colombian war Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín; 10. Articulating the geo-cultural logic of nationalist insurgency Lars-Erik Cederman; 11. Which group identities lead to most violence? Evidence from India Steven I. Wilkinson; 12. Order in disorder: a micro-comparative study of genocidal dynamics in Rwanda Scott Straus; 13. Sexual violence during war: toward an understanding of variation Elisabeth Jean Wood; 14. 'Military necessity' and the laws of war in imperial Germany Isabel V. Hull; 15. Preconditions of international normative change: implications for order and violence Jack L. Snyder and Leslie Vinjamuri; 16. Promises and pitfalls of an emerging research program: the microdynamics of civil war Stathis N. Kalyvas.

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