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Violence in Developing Countries : War, Memory, Progress

Violence in Developing Countries : War, Memory, Progress - 07 edition

Violence in Developing Countries : War, Memory, Progress - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780253219282

ISBN10: 0253219280

Violence in Developing Countries : War, Memory, Progress by Christopher Cramer - ISBN 9780253219282
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Violence in Developing Countries : War, Memory, Progress by Christopher Cramer - ISBN 9780253219282

ISBN13: 9780253219282

ISBN10: 0253219280

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07

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Summary

Why is there so much violence in the developing countries? What does it have to do with economic development? What does it have to do with globalization? Christopher Cramer takes a hard look at war, recent uprisings, insurgencies, and violence in Angola, Brazil, and Iraq. Cramer explains the financing of wars and compares post-conflict reconstruction efforts. He takes special issue with common perspectives on violence, which deny that war has any positive effects and believe that peace can be easily achieved through democratization and free trade. Cramer identifies common fallacies and shows that modern (Western) liberal democracies haven't outgrown violence, and don't only resort to it in self-defense. Providing a far more practical assessment, Cramer boldly argues that violent conflict has led to radical and positive reshaping of social relationships and provoked favorable social change. Violence in Developing Countries forges an alternative understanding of how violence shapes a globalizing society.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Violence, Memory, and Progress
2. Categories, Trends, and Evidence of Violent Conflict
3. Deviant Conditions
4. Angola and the Theory of War
5. How to Pay for a War
6. Passionate Interests
7. The Great Post-Conflict Makeover Fantasy