Political Violence: Belief, Behavior, and Legitimation by P. HollanderPolitical Violence: Belief, Behavior, and Legitimation by P. Hollander

Political Violence: Belief, Behavior, and Legitimation

EditorP. Hollander, Paul Paul

Hardcover | November 17, 2008

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A collection of original case studies of different types of political violence in the 20th and 21st century inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Conquest. They focus on the origins, manifestations and legitimation of such violence. Historic settings and case studies include the former Soviet Union, Mao’s China, Castro’s Cuba and the terrorism associated with radical-militant Islam.

Paul Hollander is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
Title:Political Violence: Belief, Behavior, and LegitimationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:November 17, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230606466

ISBN - 13:9780230606463


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Work of Robert Conquest and the Varieties of Contemporary Political Violence--Paul Hollander * PART I: POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN COMMUNIST SYSTEMS * The Reception and Significance of THE GREAT TERROR-- Joshua Rubenstein * Leadership Succession and Political Violence in the Soviet Union Following Stalin’s Death--Mark Kramer * Gulag Survivors After Stalin--Stephen F. Cohen * The Mass Media in the Service of Communist Totalitarianism--Lee Edwards * Post-Communist Political Violence and the Litvinenko Case--John Dunlop * Stalin and the Question of Genocide--Norman Naimark * Chinese Political Violence Under Mao and Its Official Interpretations--Arthur Waldron * The System of Repression in Cuba: Policies, Institutions and Victims--Maria Werlau * PART II: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES * Latin American Revolutions and Their Ideologies--Mark Falcoff * Postcolonial Violence in Africa and Its Western Perceptions--Anthony Daniels * Apologists of Totalitarianism: Islamic and Communist--Ibn Warraq * Stalinist and Islamic Terror--Stephen P. Cohen * Affinities Between Nazism and Radical Islam--Andrew Bostom * The Roots of Arab and Muslim Violence--David Pryce-Jones