Search results: Found 21

Listing 1 - 10 of 21 << page
of 3
>>
Sort by
Chapter Violence and Politics in Zimbabwe from 2008-2018 (Book chapter)

Author:
ISBN: 9780198805472 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 726504
Subject: Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-19 00:21:34
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

"Zimbabwe’s ZANU-PF party has been locked in an internal battle of political survival which intensified as the country democratized. Political violence has become a common feature in these internal struggles and underscores the degree of competition between agents within the government. This analysis of Zimbabwe’s political violence is presented in three sequential parts: the first considers patterns and explanations for the violence in 2008; the second on subsequent low-level violence since 2008; and the last on the violence emanating from internal ZANU-PF factional struggles. There are continuities in this violence over the past ten years; first, the politics of the ruling party have become the defining feature of the Zimbabwean state; and political violence remains a direct reflection of ZANU-PF internal struggles. Second, violence is most intense surrounding elections. Violence marred all three that took place between January 2008 and August 2018, although at vastly different rates and in response to different perceived threats. Despite the repeated risks of violence during elections, Zimbabwe remains a relatively stable country with low rates of all political violence compared to the surrounding states in Africa. Third, violence is but one way that the internal competition with ZANU-PF and state institutions is performed. As ZANU-PF continues to alter its foundations, elites and principles to be ‘fit for purpose’, there are reasons to believe that violence rates will not change."

Stories that Make History. The Experience and Memories of the Japanese Military ›Comfort Girls-Women‹

Authors: ---
Book Series: Genocide and Mass Violence in the Age of Extremes ISSN: 26266490 ISBN: 9783110670523 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 300 DOI: 10.1515/9783110670523 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-12 19:29:15
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The experiences of Korean comfort girls-women are a paradigmatic example of how military sexual violence can obliterate the dignity of women and shame them into nonexistence. This book examines how the turning of their innocence into inadequacy, compounded their long, miserable suffering for half a century.

Keywords

Violence --- Korea --- Trauma research --- Suppression

A Multidimensionalidade da Paz: Dinâmicas de Política Internacional e Resolução de Conflitos

Authors: --- ---
Book Series: Investigação ISBN: 9789892612614 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.14195/978-989-26-1262-1 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Added to DOAB on : 2020-10-20 16:48:45
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

No ano em que se celebra o décimo quinto aniversário do programa de doutoramento em Política Internacional e Resolução de Conflitos (PIRC), este livro recolhe contributos dos/as nove primeiros/as doutores/as nele formados/as. Os ensaios agora publicados são sínteses das teses de doutoramento defendidas no programa e dão nota, por isso, do património de reflexão inicial construído neste contexto e que, desde então, tem vindo a ser acrescentado e aprofundado temática e metodologicamente. Através destes nove estudos, é partilhada com a comunidade de leitores uma leitura do mundo que tem a construção de uma paz multidimensional como seu foco e que exprime os caminhos percorridos nos primeiros quinze anos por este laboratório de debate e de reflexão que é o Doutoramento PIRC. Expressando a pluralidade de abordagens que é assumida por este programa doutoral, este conjunto de estudos adota ângulos diversos de abordagem da centralidade dessa paz exigente e multidimensional no sistema internacional contemporâneo.

Violence and Trolling on Social Media

Authors: ---
Book Series: MediaMatters ISBN: 9789048542048 Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.5117/9789462989481 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Media and communication --- Sociology --- Information theory
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-19 00:22:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

'Trolls for Trump', virtual rape, fake news - social media discourse, including forms of virtual and real violence, has become a formidable, yet elusive, political force. What characterizes online vitriol? How do we understand the narratives generated, and also address their real-world - even life-and-death - impact? How can hatred, bullying, and dehumanization on social media platforms be addressed and countered in a post-truth world? This book unpicks discourses, metaphors, media dynamics, and framing on social media, to begin to answer these questions. Written for and by cultural and media studies scholars, journalists, political philosophers, digital communication professionals, activists and advocates, this book makes the connections between theoretical approaches from cultural and media studies and practical challenges and experiences 'from the field', providing insight into a rough media landscape.

Vold i nære relasjoner i et mangfoldig Norge

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9788202652289 Year: Pages: 201 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.99 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) Grant: OsloMet – storbyuniversitetet
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2020-06-30 23:58:13
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

"Research, politics and activism have traditionally emphasized gender in understanding and combating domestic violence. In recent years, however, increasing attention has been placed on other social factors. This anthology presents new research that elucidates domestic violence from more diverse perspectives. In the nine chapters, the contributors analyze how types and degrees of violence and abuse can vary depending upon the interplay between such different factors as class, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. An overarching theme is how we understand and talk about equality, difference and diversity. The book does not provide an exhaustive analysis of violence in today’s multi-cultural Norway, yet it is the first Norwegian book about domestic violence that has diversity as a primary them. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, employees in social services and support organizations and anyone concerned about domestic violence and abuse."

The Provide training course

Author:
Book Series: Open Sociology - Open Access ISBN: 9788835101376 Year: Pages: 111 Language: English
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-19 00:20:52
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This volume describes the ideational effort required to design and implement a training-course model for "Experts in proximity violence". The Pilot project design has envisaged a framework where the concepts referring to broad reflections on the topic have be related to the professional skills to be trained. Proximity violence concerns multiple forms of gender-based violence which conceal, in turn, more subtle, intimate and viscous forms of dependence. The course was based on modules and availed itself of a "mixed" methodology, where theoretical lectures were interwoven with experiential workshops.

Secession and Separatist Conflicts in Postcolonial Africa

Authors: ---
Book Series: Africa: Missing Voices ISSN: 1925-5675 ISBN: 9781773851273 Year: Pages: 352 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History --- Military Science --- Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2020-08-05 00:34:33
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The first book to examine the full historical arc of secession and secessionist conflict across sub-Saharan Africa.Wars fought for political separation have become omnipresent in post-colonial Africa. From the division of Sudan, to the continued fragmentation of Somalia, and the protracted struggles of Cabinda and Azawad, conflict over secession and separation continues to the present day.This is the first single volume to examine the historical arc of secession and secessionist conflict across sub-Saharan Africa. Paying particular attention to the development of secessionist conflicts and their evolving goals, Secession and Separatist Conflicts in Postcolonial Africa draws on case studies and rigorous research to examine three waves of secessionist movements, themselves defined by international conflict and change. Using detailed case studies, the authors offer a framework to understand how secession and separation occur, how these are influenced by both preceding movements and global political trends, and how their ongoing legacies continue to shape African regional politics.Deeply engaging and thoroughly researched, this book presents a nuanced and important new overview of African separatist and secessionist conflicts. It addresses the structures, goals, and underlying influences of these movements within a broader global context to impart a rich understanding of why these conflicts are waged, and how they succeed or fail.

Keywords

Africa --- Political violence --- Conflict --- War --- Crisis --- Secession --- Separatism

Bordering intimacy

Author:
Book Series: Theory for a Global Age ISBN: 9781526146946 Year: Pages: 312 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2020-11-19 00:23:42
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

Collaboration for Impact

Authors: ---
Book Series: Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) ISBN: 9781760463977 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.22459/CFI.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Economics
Added to DOAB on : 2020-12-11 00:04:18
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Collaboration is often seen as a palliative for the many wicked problems challenging our communities. These problems affect some of the most vulnerable and unempowered people in our community. They also carry significant implications for policy processes, programs of service and, ultimately, the budgets and resourcing of national and sub-national governments. The road to collaboration is paved with good intentions. But, as John Butcher and David Gilchrist reveal, 'good intentions' are not enough to ensure well-designed, effective and sustainable collaborative action. Contemporary policy-makers and policy practitioners agree that ‘wicked’ problems in public policy require collaborative approaches, especially when those problems straddle sectoral, institutional, organisational and jurisdictional boundaries. The authors set out to uncover the core ingredients of good collaboration practice by talking directly to the very people that are engaged in collaborative action. This book applies the insights drawn from conversations with those engaged in collaborations for social purpose—including chief executives, senior managers and frontline workers—to the collaboration challenge. Backed up by an extensive review of the collaboration literature, Butcher and Gilchrist translate their observations into concrete guidance for collaborative practice. The unique value in this book is the authors’ combination of scholarly work with practical suggestions for current and prospective collaborators.

Computational Conflict Research

Authors: --- --- --- --- et al.
Book Series: Computational Social Sciences ISBN: 9783030293338 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29333-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Computer Science
Added to DOAB on : 2020-02-04 11:21:10
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This open access book brings together a set of original studies that use cutting-edge computational methods to investigate conflict at various geographic scales and degrees of intensity and violence. Methodologically, this book covers a variety of computational approaches from text mining and machine learning to agent-based modelling and social network analysis. Empirical cases range from migration policy framing in North America and street protests in Iran to violence against civilians in Congo and food riots world-wide. Supplementary materials in the book include a comprehensive list of the datasets on conflict and dissent, as well as resources to online repositories where the annotated code and data of individual chapters can be found and where (agent-based) models can be re-produced and altered. These materials are a valuable resource for those wishing to retrace and learn from the analyses described in this volume and adapt and apply them to their own research interests. By bringing together novel research through an international team of scholars from a range of disciplines, Computational Conflict Research pioneers and maps this emerging field. The book will appeal to students, scholars, and anyone interested in the prospects of using computational social sciences to advance our understanding of conflict dynamics.

Listing 1 - 10 of 21 << page
of 3
>>
Sort by