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Cascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding Across South Asia

Braithwaite, John; D’Costa, Bina

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War and crime are cascade phenomena. War cascades across space and time to more war; crime to more crime; crime cascades to war; and war to crime. As a result, war and crime become complex phenomena. That does not mean we cannot understand how to prevent crime and war simultaneously. This book shows, for example, how a cascade analysis leads to an understanding of how refugee camps are nodes of both targeted attack and targeted recruitment into violence. Hence, humanitarian prevention also must...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBraithwaite, John
dc.contributor.authorD’Costa, Bina
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T03:36:38Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T03:36:38Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781760461898
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/207144
dc.description.abstractWar and crime are cascade phenomena. War cascades across space and time to more war; crime to more crime; crime cascades to war; and war to crime. As a result, war and crime become complex phenomena. That does not mean we cannot understand how to prevent crime and war simultaneously. This book shows, for example, how a cascade analysis leads to an understanding of how refugee camps are nodes of both targeted attack and targeted recruitment into violence. Hence, humanitarian prevention also must target such nodes of risk. This book shows how nonviolence and nondomination can also be made to cascade, shunting cascades of violence into reverse. Complexity theory implies a conclusion that the pursuit of strategies for preventing crime and war is less important than understanding meta strategies. These are meta strategies for how to sequence and escalate many redundant prevention strategies. These themes were explored across seven South Asian societies during eight years of fieldwork.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
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dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleCascades of Violence: War, Crime and Peacebuilding Across South Asia
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued2018-02
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.identifier.doi10.22459/CV.02.2018
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND; creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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