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Violence and democracy

Author: John Keane
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Contemporary political theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Keane calls for a fresh understanding of the vexed relationship between democracy and violence. Taking issue with the common-sense view that 'human nature' is violent, Keane shows why mature democracies do not wage war upon each other, and why they are unusually sensitive to violence. He argues that we need to think more discriminatingly about the origins of violence, its consequences, its uses and remedies.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Keane
ISBN: 0521836999 9780521836999 0521545447 9780521545440
OCLC Number: 53919440
Description: 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : surplus violence --
Muskets, terrorists --
Thinking violence --
Civilisation --
Barbarism? --
Why violence? --
Uncivil wars --
Ethics --
Ten rules for democratizing violence.
Series Title: Contemporary political theory.
Responsibility: John Keane.
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John Keane offers an account of the origins of violence, its consequences, its uses and remedies, and the relationship between violence and democracy. Rejecting the view that 'human nature' is  Read more...

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