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NCJ Number: 63495 Find in a Library
Title: INTERNAL WAR - PROBLEMS AND APPROACHES
Corporate Author: Free Press
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Scholarly and Reference Division
United States of America
Editor(s): H ECKSTEIN
Date Published: 1964
Page Count: 347
Sponsoring Agency: Free Press
New York, NY 10020
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SOCIOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL ANALYSES OF ATTEMPTS TO CHANGE GOVERNMENTAL POLICIES OR ORGANIZATION BY VIOLENCE CLARIFY THE SETTING VARIABLES THAT ARE CRUCIAL TO QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNAL WAR.
Abstract: THE 1961 SYMPOSIUM OF THE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ADDRESSED THE APPLICATION OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORIES TO THE STUDY OF INTERNAL WARS. THE ESSAYS FROM THAT SYMPOSIUM DO NOT CLAIM TO SUPPLY RIGOROUSLY TESTED EMPIRICAL GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT WARS, BUT DO INDICATE WHICH THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND SCHEMA APPLY TO THE INTERNAL WAR PHENOMENON. THE ESSAYS DISCUSS SETTINGS AND PREREVOLUTIONARY CONDITIONS WHICH MAY ACCOUNT FOR, IF NOT CAUSE, INTERNAL WARS. ONE PAPER EXAMINES THE IMAGE OR MODEL OF A SOCIAL SYSTEM WHICH ALLOWS FOR INTERNAL CONFLICT AND PEACEFUL INTEGRATION. ANOTHER SET OF PAPERS COVERS THE COURSE AND FORM OF INTERNAL CONFLICTS AND POSES QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE LEVEL OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT, POLITICAL EQUALITY, AND POWER CAPABILITIES IN A SOCIETY. DISCUSSION OF THE PREPARATORY PHASE AND EXPANSION OF INTERNAL VIOLENCE INDICATES THAT TERROR SERVES BOTH AS A DISTINGUISHABLE TYPE OF WARFARE AND AS AN ILLUSTRATION FOR A THEORY OF THE DYNAMIC SEQUENCE OF CONFLICT. IN A PREVIOUSLY UNEXPLORED AREA OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, ONE PAPER DESCRIBES THE COURSE OF EVENTS IN A CONFLICT AS CONDITIONED BY THE INITIAL RESPONSES TO THAT ESTABLISHED AUTHORITIES' REVOLUTIONARY THREATS. INTERNAL WARS ALWAYS SUCCEED IN CHANGING SOCIETIES REGARDLESS OF WHO WINS, EVEN IF THE CHANGES DO NOT ACCORD WITH THE INTENTIONS OF ANY PARTICIPANT OR IF THE OLD ORDER ENDURES. INTERNAL WARS ALWAYS HAVE LONG-RANGE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (TWK)
Index Term(s): Civil disorders; Collective violence; Politically motivated violent crimes; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Socioculture; Sociology; Terrorism causes; Urban guerrilla warfare
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