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The State of War

Geoffrey Campbell Cocks

in The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695676
eISBN:
9780191738616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695676.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The rigours of war intensified not only patriotism but further retreat into private concern for the well-being of self and body. Plunder from occupied Europe compensated for some shortages inside ... More


The Frontier Wars, 1918–1920

Alexander V. Prusin

in The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297535
eISBN:
9780191594328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297535.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The chapter analyses the causes and dynamics of the frontier wars fought in the borderlands between the Bolshevik revolution and the end of the Soviet‐Polish war in the fall of 1920. These wars were ... More


The Perversion of Discipline

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

While the intellectual combination of the old military tradition with modern fighting techniques can be regarded as one of the keys to the Wehrmacht's astounding military successes, the strict ... More


Culture and Anxiety

Alan Ryan

in The Making of Modern Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148403
eISBN:
9781400841950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148403.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, the author reflects on culture and what he calls “liberal anxieties.” He begins with a little autobiography, mentioning his education to make a general point about the idea of ... More


Constabulary in Khaki: The Black and Tans

D. M. Leeson

in The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920-1921

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199598991
eISBN:
9780191730597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199598991.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter begins with an examination of British recruits for the Royal Irish Constabulary, using information obtained from a cluster sample taken from the RIC's General Register. British police ... More


The Continuum of Violence: A Gender Perspective on War and Peace

Cynthia Cockburn

in Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230729
eISBN:
9780520937055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230729.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter suggests that a gender perspective on the successive moments in the flux of peace and war is not an optional extra but a stark necessity. It shows what some of features of conflict and ... More


Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Kieran Mitton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The atrocities of civil wars present us with many difficult questions. How do seemingly ordinary individuals come to commit such extraordinary acts of cruelty, often against unarmed civilians? Can we ... More


Introduction

Kieran Mitton

in Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses the contemporary challenges faced when trying to account for extreme violence and cruelty in war. It highlights the limitations of explaining atrocity as either irrational ... More


Systematic Brutalization

Kieran Mitton

in Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 6 examines questions about cruelty and the enjoyment of violence through an examination of systematic brutalization in Sierra Leone’s civil war. It seeks to identify the principal mechanisms ... More


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