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  1. The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)
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  2. The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

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By analytically decoupling war and violence, this book explores the causes and dynamics of violence in civil war. Against the prevailing view that such violence is an instance of impenetrable madness, the book demonstrates that there is logic to it and that it has much less to do with collective emotions, ideologies, and cultures than currently believed. Kalyvas specifies a novel theory of selective violence: it is jointly produced by political actors seeking information and individual civilians trying to avoid the worst but also grabbing what opportunities their predicament affords them. Violence, he finds, is never a simple reflection of the optimal strategy of its users; its profoundly interactive character defeats simple maximization logics while producing surprising outcomes, such as relative nonviolence in the 'frontlines' of civil war.

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Country
USA
Author
Stathis N. Kalyvas
Binding
Kindle Edition
Edition
1
EISBN
9780511794599
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Cambridge University Press
Manufacturer
Cambridge University Press
NumberOfPages
510
PublicationDate
2006-05-01
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
ReleaseDate
2006-05-01
Studio
Cambridge University Press
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