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Rational extremism : the political economy of radicalism

Author: Ronald Wintrobe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Extremists are people whose ideas or tactics are viewed as outside the mainstream. This text explains why extremist leaders use the tactics they do, and why they are often insensitive to punishment and to loss of life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wintrobe, Ronald.
Rational extremism.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005031821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wintrobe
ISBN: 0511250037 9780511250033 9780511250545 0511250541 0511247893 9780511247897 9780511511028 0511511027 9780521859646 0521859646 9781107167469 1107167469 9786610703562 6610703566
OCLC Number: 252531263
Description: 1 online resource (x, 286 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The problem of extremism --
Social interactions, trust and group solidarity --
Some illustrations and a general framework --
The calculus of discontent --
Can suicide bombing be rational? --
Religion and suicide terror --
Rational revolutions --
Slobodan Milosevic and the fire of nationalism --
"Jihad vs McWorld" revisited --
Summary of propositions and policy implications.
Responsibility: Ronald Wintrobe.
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