By Susie Linfield
By J. Michael Martinez
Violence has been hired to accomplish political ambitions all through heritage. Taking the lifetime of a perceived enemy is as outdated as mankind. Antiquity is stuffed with examples of political murders, akin to while Julius Caesar was once felled through assassins in forty four BCE.
While assassinations and assassination makes an attempt usually are not particular to the yank lifestyle, denizens of alternative international locations occasionally glance upon the USA as populated via reckless cowboys due to a “Wild West” angle approximately violence, specifically episodes concerning guns.
In this ebook, J. Michael Martinez makes a speciality of assassinations and makes an attempt within the American republic. 9 American presidents—Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan—have been the pursuits of assassins. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt used to be additionally a goal presently prior to he was once sworn into workplace in 1933. in addition, 3 presidential candidates—Theodore Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy, and George Wallace—were shot by means of assailants. as well as presidents and applicants for the presidency, 8 governors, seven U.S. senators, 9 U.S. condominium individuals, 11 mayors, seventeen kingdom legislators, and 11 judges were sufferers of political violence.
Not all political assassinations contain elected officers. a few of these unique, resembling Joseph Smith, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., have been public figures who motivated political matters. yet their instances are instructive due to their connection to, and effect on, the political process.
No different kingdom with a inhabitants of over 50 million humans has witnessed as many political assassinations or makes an attempt. those violent episodes set off a sequence of significant questions. First, why has the United States—a nation built on a bedrock of the rule of thumb of legislations and firmly dedicated to due process—been so at risk of political violence? Martinez addresses those questions as he examines twenty-five circumstances of violence opposed to elected officers and public figures in American history.
By INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
By AA. VV.,Serafino Negrelli,Angelo Pichierri
By Kevin Salt Rocc Lewis
Born and Raised within the Streets of Compton is a real tale dependent upon many occasions one of the city black formative years turning out to be up amidst poverty within the infamous urban of Compton, California. This tale follows the trail of a moment iteration Crip member, who weaves his trip into the context of the us sociological historical past and governmental motion that propagated the start and escalation of gangs and gang violence, now careening out of control.
This paintings represents the non-public background of a tender black man’s fight within the context of racism, poverty, and violence, serving as a priceless historic source. incorporated is a record published via the USA Senate decide upon Committee on COINTELPRO’s actions opposed to the Black Panther get together and Martin Luther King Jr., in 1975, besides one other file that defined a plot to dismantle balance within the black group. eventually extra, is a ancient break-down of the evolution of road gangs from the Nineteen Thirties to the current, which incorporates a whole compilation of gangs and gang territories within the usa in addition to statistical fabric and an in depth reference listing.
By Richard Arnold
Nationalism is now the dominant narrative in Russian politics, and one with actual attractiveness in society. Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence is a theoretical and empirical learn which seeks to damage the concept that of "ethnic violence" into distinguishable kinds, analyzing the main query of why violence in the similar clash takes assorted varieties at definite occasions and offering empirical perception into the politics of 1 of crucial international locations on this planet today.
Theoretically, the paintings grants to carry the content material of ethnic identification again into reasons of ethnic violence, with strategies from social concept, and empirical and qualitative research of databases, newspaper reviews, human rights experiences, social media, and ethnographic interviews. It units out a brand new typology of ethnic violence, studied opposed to examples of neo-Nazi assaults, Cossack violence opposed to Meskhetian Turks, and Russian race riots.
Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence brings hate crimes in Russia into the research of ethnic violence and examines the social undercurrents that experience ended in Putin’s include of nationalism. It provides to the transforming into physique of English language scholarship on Russia’s nationalist flip within the post-Cold conflict period, and may be crucial analyzing for an individual looking to comprehend not just why assorted varieties of ethnic violence ensue, but in addition the aptitude trajectory of Russian politics within the subsequent 20 years.
By Jeff Lewis
By Kirsten Foot
Weaving jointly views from many sectors together with enterprise, donor foundations, mobilization and advocacy NGOs, religion groups, and survivor-activists, in addition to executive corporations, legislation enforcement, and prone of sufferer prone, Foot assesses how alterations in social position (financial healthiness, race, gender, etc.) and sector-based values give a contribution to interpersonal, inter-organizational, and cross-sector demanding situations. She convincingly demonstrates that discovering confident paths via such multi-level tensions—by utilising a mixture of shared management, strategic making plans, and specific practices of verbal exchange and organization—can in flip facilitate extra strong and sustainable collaborative efforts. An appendix offers routines to be used in construction, comparing, and trouble-shooting multi-sector collaborations, in addition to hyperlinks to on-line instruments and suggestions for added resources.
All royalties from this e-book visit nonprofits in U.S. towns devoted to facilitating cross-sector collaboration to finish human trafficking. for additional information and similar assets, please stopover athttp://CollaboratingAgainstTrafficking.info.
By Donald G. Ellis