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Conclusion: Right‐Sizing and the Alignment of States and Collective Identities

Ian S. Lustick

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the concluding chapter of the volume, Ian Lustick summarizes evidence in support of his theory of boundary institutionalization. Drawing on the volume contributors’ studies of the former Soviet ... More


The Economic Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies

E. WAYNE NAFZIGER and JUHA AUVINEN

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the results of econometric studies concerning the causes of humanitarian emergencies. The findings reveal that stagnation and decline in real gross domestic product (GDP), slow ... More


Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Timothy Samuel Shah, Alfred Stepan, and Monica Duffy Toft (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In recent years, the importance of religion in the study and conduct of international affairs has come precipitously into view. This book seeks both to interrogate the problematic neglect of religion ... More


War and Health: A Conceptual and Theoretical Framework

in War and the Health of Nations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758819
eISBN:
9780804773706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which presents the conceptual and theoretical framework for studying the relationship between war and public health in this volume, provides an overview of the literature on the ... More


Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Joanne Randa Nucho

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. This book ... More


The Turn to Violence in Self-Determination Struggles in Chechnya and Punjab

Kristin M. Bakke

in Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014205
eISBN:
9780262266086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014205.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter studies the violence in self-determination struggles in decentralized states, particularly Chechnya’s violent conflict with Moscow and Punjab’s struggle with New Delhi. The Chechens and ... More


Human Rights Violations and Conflict Risk: A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment

Kjersti Skarstad

in Promoting Peace Through International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722731
eISBN:
9780191789496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722731.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

A central premise and promise of human rights law is that the protection of human rights leads to greater peace for societies. Yet, in empirical conflict research, rights violations have largely not ... More


Fieldwork in the Context of Violent Conflict and Authoritarian Regimes

Stefan Malthaner

in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719571
eISBN:
9780191788666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719571.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While many settings can be “hostile” environments for social science research, violent conflicts and authoritarian regimes pose particular challenges for fieldwork. As a result of high levels of ... More


The Missing Link: Criminological Perspectives on Transitional Justice and International Crimes

Stephan Parmentier

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter reflects on how criminology can and should expand its scientific attention into areas of mass-scale violent conflict. After a brief account of the subject at hand it gives a summary of ... More


Uncertain Times

Patrice C. McMahon

in The NGO Game: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in the Balkans and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709234
eISBN:
9781501712739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709234.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers why NGOs were involved in peacebuilding in the Balkans and other countries in the 1990s by providing a historical backdrop to the NGO boom, explaining why and how NGOs had ... More


Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859-1866

Lucy Riall

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206804
eISBN:
9780191677311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206804.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This is an in-depth analysis of the impact of Italian unification on the hitherto isolated communities of rural Sicily. Traditional explanations of Sicily's instability depict a society trapped by a ... More


Using Household Data to Study the Economic Consequences of Violent Conflict: The Case of Rwanda

Marijke Verpoorten

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the economic consequences of the violent conflict in Rwanda using household data. It analyzes the economic response of Rwandan households to the genocide that took place along ... More


“MacArthur Park Melee”:: From Spokespeople to Amplifiers

Sasha Costanza-Chock

in Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028202
eISBN:
9780262322805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028202.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 3 explores the transition of social movement media-makers from spokespeople to aggregators and amplifiers of diverse voices from the movement base. The chapter focuses on the events of May ... More


Journalists, the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ and the Politics of Memoir-Writing

Stephen Hopkins

in The Politics of Memoir and the Northern Ireland Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319426
eISBN:
9781781381076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319426.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyses the memoirs written by a number of print and broadcast journalists, who have reported from Northern Ireland during the violent conflict of the Troubles. The chapter interprets ... More


Conclusion

in War and the Health of Nations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758819
eISBN:
9780804773706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758819.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the impact of war on public health. The findings highlight the importance of human security as a framework for understanding global security and ... More


Introduction: Decentering War: Military Struggle, Nationalism, and Black and Indigenous Populations in Latin America, 1850–1950

Nicola Foote and René D. Harder Horst

in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034874
eISBN:
9780813038438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034874.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter provides the framework for the study of military struggle and nationbuilding in Latin America during the period 1850 to 1950. Violent conflicts were intimately tied to the nationbuilding ... More


Climate Wars: A Shower of Sparks

Andrew T. Guzman

in Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199933877
eISBN:
9780190252694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199933877.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses how climate change could trigger violence in various parts of the world. Factors such as ethnic tensions, historical animosities, poor governance, communication failures, and ... More


Introduction

Alex Weisiger

in Logics of War: Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451867
eISBN:
9780801468179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451867.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter briefly examines the variation in war duration and severity by unraveling the logic of different causes of war. It utilizes the bargaining model of war, analyzing in ... More


Duels and Brawls: Borges and Bolaóo

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Bolaño’s handling of potential and actual violent conflict with the duels in the work of his key precursor, Jorge Luis Borges. In Bolaño, physical violence is not inevitable; it ... More


Social Conflict in the Age of Justinian: Its Nature, Management, and Mediation

Peter N. Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199567331
eISBN:
9780191744921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Our understanding of Late Antiquity can be transformed by the non-dogmatic application of social theory to more traditional evidence when studying major social conflicts in the Eastern Roman Empire, ... More


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