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On Retaliation : Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of a Basic Human Condition (Hardcover)

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Retaliation is associated with all forms of social and political organization, and retaliatory logics inform many different conflict resolution procedures from consensual settlement to compensation to violent escalations. This book derives a concept of retaliation from the overall notion of reciprocity, defining retaliation as the human disposition to strive for a reactive balancing of conflicts and injustices. On Retaliation presents a synthesized approach to both the violence-generating and violence-avoiding potentials of retaliation. Contributors to this volume touch upon the interaction between retaliation and violence, the state's monopoly on legitimate punishment and the factors of socio-political frameworks, religious interpretations and economic processes.

Number of Pages: 362
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Integration and Conflict Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2017
TCIN: 52098333
UPC: 9781785334184
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-3458

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