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Explosive Conflict - Time-Dynamics of Violence

English · Hardback

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What determines how long conflict lasts and how much damage it does? Inequality and hostility are not enough to explain when and where violence breaks out. Collins shows what makes some protests more violent than others and why some revolutions are swift and non-violent tipping-points while others devolve into lengthy civil wars.


List of contents










Introduction: Emergent and Self-Propelling Conflicts, Part 1. Time-Dynamics, 1 C-Escalation and D-Escalation: A Theory of the Time-Dynamics of Conflict, 2 Time-Bubbles of Nationalism, 3 Tipping Point Revolutions and State Breakdown Revolutions: Why Revolutions Succeed or Fail, 4 Time-Dynamics of Violence from Micro to Macro, Part 2. The Eye of the Needle: Emotional Processes, 5 Material Interests Are Ambiguous, So Interaction Rituals Steer Political Movements, 6 Mood-Swings in the Downfall of the English Revolution, 7 When History Holds Its Breath: The Take-Off of the French Revolution, 8 Assault on the Capitol: 2021, 1917, 1792, Part 3. War and Sport: Dynamics of Winning, Losing, and Stalemate, 9 The Micro-Sociology of Sport, 10 Battle Dynamics: Victory and Defeat, 11 High-Tech War in Theory and Reality, 12 Terrorist Tactics: Symbiosis with High-tech, Part 5. Violence in Everyday Life, 13 Emotional Domination and Resistance to Sexual Aggression, 14 Clues to Mass Rampage Killers, 15 Cool-Headed Cops Needed (and Cool Heads on the Street): Heart-Rate Monitors Can Help, Conclusion: Optimistic Discoveries in the Sociology of Violence

About the author










Randall Collins is the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. His articles and books are influential in many academic disciplines throughout the world. His books include Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory, The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change, and Conflict Sociology: A Sociological Classic Updated (Routledge).


Summary

What determines how long conflict lasts and how much damage it does? Inequality and hostility are not enough to explain when and where violence breaks out. Collins shows what makes some protests more violent than others and why some revolutions are swift and non-violent tipping-points while others devolve into lengthy civil wars.

Product details

Authors Randall Collins
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
 
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.02.2022
 
EAN 9781032157733
ISBN 978-1-0-3215773-3
No. of pages 306
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Education > Social education, social work
Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political education

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