Violence and Politics points out a paradox of contemporary political violence: it appears to be growing in scope and complexity even in this era of unprecedented democratic and economic growth. These essays cover a number of timely issues including pro-life terrorism, hate crimes, Islam's connection (or stereotyped connection) to violence, rape as a war crime, ethnic conflicts, and violence against those protesting for civil rights for women, gays and lesbians and blacks. Contributors cross disciplines and subdisciplines to examine the counter-intuitive persistence of violence in advanced democracies and in steadily improving developing countries. Includes contributions from: Charles Tilly, Ulric Shannon, Margarita Lopez-Maya, Mark Ungar, Carol Mason, Sally Avery Bermanzhon, John Keane, Roger MacGinty, Lisa Sharlach, Jeffry Murer
Kenton Worcester is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marymount Manhattan College. Sally Avery Bermanzhon and Mark Ungar are both Assistant Professors of Political Science at Brooklyn College.