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Vengeful citizens, violent states : a theory of war and revenge

Author: Rachel M Stein
Publisher: London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From crusading in the Middle Ages to genocide in the twentieth century, from ancient blood feuds to modern urban riots, from tribal warfare to suicide terrorism, revenge has long been recognized as a root cause of violence in human societies. Developing a novel theory linking individual vengefulness to state behavior, Rachel M. Stein brings the study of revenge into the field of international relations. Stein  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel M Stein
ISBN: 9781108492751 1108492754 9781108734493 1108734499
OCLC Number: 1077483607
Description: xv, 254 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Linking individual vengefulness to state violence --
Wrongs must be repaid: revenge as a core value --
Framing war as punishment: rhetoric, revenge, and public support for war --
Dangerous democracies: cross-national variation in revenge and conflict initiation.
Responsibility: Rachel M. Stein (George Washington University).

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Rachel M. Stein brings the study of revenge into the field of international relations, arguing that the more violent the states, the more vengeful the citizens. This book will appeal to  Read more...

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