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NCJ Number: 63568 Find in a Library
Title: ANGER, VIOLENCE, AND POLITICS - THEORIES AND RESEARCH
Author(s): R L FEIERABEND
Corporate Author: Prentice Hall
United States of America
Editor(s): T R GURR
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 439
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TWENTY THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL STUDIES ON CIVIL VIOLENCE IN MANY COUNTRIES ARE PRESENTED IN ORDER TO SHOW CURRENT PATTERNS OF INTERNAL CONFLICT AND THEIR SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND OTHER DETERMINANTS.
Abstract: CONCEPTS AND METHODS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND PSYCHIATRY ARE USED IN THE STUDIES. SEVEN STUDIES PROPOSE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS, VARIABLES, AND HYPOTHESES WHICH MAY BE TESTED EMPIRICALLY TO ACCOUNT FOR VIOLENT POLITICAL BEHAVIOR WITHIN NATIONS. EXPLANATIONS ARE OFFERED FOR BOTH PSYCHOLOGICAL TENSIONS AND SOCIOLOGICAL PROCESSES WHICH ARE LINKED BY THE CONCEPT OF SOCIAL DISCONTENT OR DEPRIVATION. FIVE QUANTITATIVE, CROSS-NATIONAL STUDIES ANALYZE LARGE NUMBERS OF NATIONS ON VARIOUS DIMENSIONS (SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND TRANSACTIONAL) OF POLITICALLY VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. EIGHT CASE STUDIES FOCUS ON SPECIFIC CAUSES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF VIOLENCE TO SHOW HOW GROUPS OF VARIABLES INTERACT TO PRODUCE SPECIFIC OUTCOMES. REVOLUTIONARY, CONSPIRATORIAL, AND RIOTOUS ACTIONS, AND ONE NONVIOLENT REFORM MOVEMENT ARE INCLUDED. STUDIES ON THE U.S. ARE EXCLUDED BOTH BECAUSE EXAMINATION OF OTHER COUNTRIES CAN PROVIDE A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON U.S. VIOLENCE. FIGURES, TABLES, FOOTNOTES, REFERENCE LISTS, CONTRIBUTORS' BIOGRAPHIES, AN INDEX, AND AN APPENDIX DESCRIBING SIMPLE TECHNIQUES OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND PRESENTING TABLES OF CROSSNATIONAL DATA ARE INCLUDED. FOR THREE OF THE STUDIES IN THIS BOOK, SEE NCJ-63569-71. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Assassination; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Case studies; Civil disorders; Collective violence; Multinational studies; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime; Political influences; Politically motivated violent crimes; Psychological theories; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Riot causes; Social psychology; Sociology; Statistical analysis; Theory; Violence causes
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