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Violence Explained John W. Burton

Violence Explained

John W. Burton

Published July 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780719050473
Hardcover
176 pages
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Violence, conflict and crime are a personal anxiety in all societies and at all social levels. Police gaols and international forces are not providing security because dealing with one situation does not prevent others emerging. John Burton arguesMoreViolence, conflict and crime are a personal anxiety in all societies and at all social levels. Police gaols and international forces are not providing security because dealing with one situation does not prevent others emerging. John Burton argues that the sources of conflict and violence are, on the one hand, the denial to many of their personal needs for development, social recognition and identity, and, on the other, the social expectation of compliance and the means used to enforce it. Social protest, terrorism, revolution, self-appointed leaderships, ethnic conflicts, industrial strife, street gangs of unemployed youth and even some family violence can be explained within this frame of structural violence. He examines the adversarial institutions of societyleadership, legislatures, the work place, the legal system and the international relations system - and considers what each would be like if designed to solve basic problems rather than to contain them. This provocative and challenging book will be of interest to students, lecturers and practitioners of politics, administration and management, industry, law and law enforcement, education and social work.