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Path to collective madness : a study in social order and political pathology

Author: Dipak K Gupta
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines contemporary cases of genocide and mass murder and seeks to explain why certain societies are more prone to these actions while others seem relatively immune [back cover].
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Gupta, Dipak K.
Path to collective madness.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)651917712
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dipak K Gupta
ISBN: 0275972208 9780275972202 0275972216 9780275972219
OCLC Number: 44885385
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the Stage --
"The Children Did Not Cry": The Face of Collective Madness --
At the Great Divide of Identity: Individual and Collective --
The Confusions of a Singular Worldview --
Path to Collective Madness --
Homo Collectivus: The Social Man --
The Slippery Slope: From Identity to Madness --
Madness or Not: The Ends of the Spectrum --
In Search of Policy --
Where There's a Will ... : Can Anything Be Done? --
Collective Madness: Looking into the Future.
Responsibility: Dipak K. Gupta.

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