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Political violence : belief, behavior, and legitimation

Author: Robert Conquest; Paul Hollander
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This is a collection of original essays and case studies about various types and aspects of contemporary political violence inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Conquest. The book focuses on the justification of such violence and on the connections between belief and behavior."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Conquest; Paul Hollander
ISBN: 0230606466 9780230606463
OCLC Number: 212846436
Notes: "A collection of original essays and case studies about various types and aspects of contemporary political violence inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Conquest"--Page 4 of cover.
Papers based on a conference held Novermber 6-7, 2007 in Washington, D.C.
Description: 258 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Soviet communism --
Joshua Rubenstein : the reception of Robert Conquest's The great terror --
Norman M. Naimark : Stalin and the question of Soviet genocide --
Stephen F. cohen : the victims return : Gulag survivors under Khrushchev --
Mark Kramer : leadership succession and political violence in the USSR following Stalin's death --
John B. Dunlop : post-communist political violence : the poisoning of aleksandr Litvinenko --
Lee Edwards : the mass media in the serice of Soviet communism and in post-communist Russia --
pt. II. Comparative perspectives --
Arthur Waldron : managed spontaneity in rural political violence in China --
Maria C. Werlau : political repression in Castro's Cuba : policies, institutions and victims --
Mark Falcoff : revolutions and revolutionary ideologies in Latin America --
Anthony Daniels : western perceptions of postcolonial violence in Africa --
Ibn Warraq : apologists of totalitarianism : from communism to Islam --
David Pryce-Jones : the roots of Arab and Muslim violence.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Hollander.
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