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Peace and Democratic Society

Recent acts of terrorism and the pro-democracy unrest in the Middle East remind us how important it is to understand the relationship between violence, peace and democracy. In a challenging and insightful essay, Amartya Sen explores ideas around “organised violence” (war, genocide and terrorism) and violence against the individual. Highlighting the inadequacies of some of the widely accepted explanations for violence – including the idea that the world is experiencing a “clash of civilisat...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2011
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 20 December 2012
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924409
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924416
  • Number of pages : 155 p.

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