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The hidden structure of violence : who benefits from global violence and war

Author: Marc Pilisuk; Jennifer Achord Rountree
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Hidden Structure of Violence marshals vast amounts of evidence to examine the costs of direct violence, including military preparedness and the social reverberations of war, alongside the costs of structural violence, expressed as poverty and chronic illness. It also documents the relatively small number of people and corporations responsible for facilitating the violent status quo, whether by setting the range  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Pilisuk; Jennifer Achord Rountree
ISBN: 9781583675427 1583675426 9781583675434 1583675434
OCLC Number: 895731538
Description: 359 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The costs of modern war --
Killing: war and the minds of men --
The hidden structure of violence --
People, farmland, water, and narcotics --
Networks of power --
Realpolitik: strategies and tactics for winning --
Disinformation --
Values and habits that maintain a violent system --
The evolution of corporate power to inflict violence and injustice: dangers and hopes.
Responsibility: by Marc Pilisuk and Jennifer Achord Rountree.

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Acts of violence assume many forms: they may travel by the arc of a guided missile or in the language of an economic policy, and they may leave behind a smouldering village or a starved child. The  Read more...

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"An encyclopedic and yet highly focused analysis of the causes and consequences of violence and wars - This is a sober book that nonetheless leaves us with hope for future generations." - Read more...

 
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