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Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?: Encouragement for Women Involved with Angry and Controlling Men (Why Does He Do That?)
Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?: Encouragement for Women Involved with Angry and Controlling Men (Why Does He Do That?)
by Lundy Bancroft
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Each new day. One new meditation. One new step forward. Even if you've read Why Does He Do That?, it may be hard to see the truth of what is happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed by confusion, loss, and fear, and find yourself looking away from the... (read more)

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The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones--Confronting a New Age of Threat
The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones--Confronting a New Age of Threat
by Benjamin Wittes
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From drone warfare in the Middle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the U.S. government has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesome effect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at their... (read more)

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
by Steven Pinker
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A provocative history of violence — from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank Slate Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and... (read more)

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Deep Violence: Military Violence, War Play, and the Social Life of Weapons
Deep Violence: Military Violence, War Play, and the Social Life of Weapons
by Joanna Bourke
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2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War, and with it comes a deluge of books, documentaries, feature films and radio programs. We will hear a great deal about the horror of the battlefield. Bourke acknowledges wider... (read more)

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Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
by Harvey Molotch
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"Molotch brings both wisdom and remarkable skills to this compelling book, including a prose style that is rich, lively, and a pleasure to read. With keen eye and gifted hand, as well as clear, hard data, he puts the subject of Against Security into... (read more)

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The Worth of War
The Worth of War
by Benjamin Ginsberg
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Benjamin Ginsberg is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Value of Violence; How... (read more)

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On Violence (70 Edition)
On Violence (70 Edition)
by Hannah Arendt
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An analysis of the nature, causes, and significance of violence in the second half of the twentieth century. Arendt also reexamines the relationship between war, politics, violence, and power. “Incisive, deeply probing, written with clarity and... (read more)

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Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
Violence: Big Ideas/Small Books
by Slavoj Zizek
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Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Zižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world. Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Zižek... (read more)

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Beyond Neutrality : Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution (04 Edition)
Beyond Neutrality : Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution (04 Edition)
by Bernard Mayer
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In this thought-provoking, passionately written book, Bernard Mayer—an internationally acclaimed leader in the field—dares practitioners to ask the hard questions about alternative dispute resolution. What’s wrong with conflict... (read more)

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Armies Without Nations : Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960 (04 Edition)
Armies Without Nations : Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960 (04 Edition)
by Robert H. Holden
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Public violence, a persistent feature of Latin American life since the collapse of Iberian rule in the 1820s, has been especially prominent in Central America. Robert H. Holden shows how public violence shaped the states that have governed Costa Rica, El... (read more)

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Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
by Geoffrey Canada
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Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk... (read more)

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Revolutions (14 Edition)
Revolutions (14 Edition)
by Jack A. Goldstone
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From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and dictatorships. They have often, though not always, sparked... (read more)

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Sex and War (08 Edition)
Sex and War (08 Edition)
by Malcolm Potts
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As news of war and terror dominates the headlines, scientist Malcolm Potts and veteran journalist Thomas Hayden take a step back to explain it all. In the spirit of Guns, Germs and Steel, Sex and War asks the basic questions: Why is war so fundamental to... (read more)

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The Value of Violence
The Value of Violence
by Benjamin Ginsberg
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"The most insightful recent book on the relationship between politics and violence in American domestic and foreign affairs.” —Martin Shefter, professor of government, Cornell University “Ginsberg shows that the modern world is the... (read more)

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Violence and Activism At the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez (08 Edition)
Violence and Activism At the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez (08 Edition)
by Kathleen Staudt
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Between 1993 and 2003, more than 370 girls and women were murdered and their often-mutilated bodies dumped outside Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico. The murders have continued at a rate of approximately thirty per year, yet law enforcement officials... (read more)

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This Love Is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez
This Love Is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez
by Robert Andrew Powell
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More than ten people are murdered every day in Ciudad Juárez, a city about the size of Philadelphia. As Mexico has descended into a feudal narco-state — one where cartels, death squads, the army, and local police all fight over billions of... (read more)

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Gandhi's Way : Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Updated (Rev 05 Edition)
Gandhi's Way : Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Updated (Rev 05 Edition)
by Mark Juergensmeyer
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“A fascinating, thought-provoking, helpful and heartening book.”—Los Angeles Times “Juergensmeyers book is something of a Gandhian tour de force — a careful analysis and series of applications of Gandhis concepts of satyagraha &#... (read more)

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Some Trouble With Cows : Making Sense of Social Conflict (94 Edition)
Some Trouble With Cows : Making Sense of Social Conflict (94 Edition)
by Beth Roy
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"This is an extremely important piece of work. In an unpretentious fashion, Roy challenges the traditional wisdom on communal riots and raises bold new questions about how they might be understood. A lucid piece of writing, Some Trouble with Cows is a... (read more)

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International Mediation in Venezuela
International Mediation in Venezuela
by Jennifer Mccoy
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In April 2002, Venezuela appeared to be on the brink of civil war. The Venezuelan military removed President Hugo Chavez Frias from power, only to reinstall him after an outpouring of support from the Venezuelan people and after condemnations from the... (read more)

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Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas
Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas
by John C. Payne
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In this eye-opening account, respected author and seaman John C. Payne lifts the veil on modern piracy, detailing hundreds of very real and frightening accounts up until now. The recent hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates merely brought... (read more)

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