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Violence and Elias's Historical Sociology: The Case of Cambodia

Broadhurst, Roderic; Bouhours, Thierry; Bouhours, Brigitte


Elias' historical sociology method and his civilizing process theory have rarely been applied to study long-term trends in violence in non-western societies. Drawing from colonial archives, historical and contemporary secondary sources, official police data, crime victim surveys and newspaper records, we estimated the trends in homicide victims in Cambodia between 1900 and 2012, and, from a study of historical developments during the same period, examined whether Elias' civilizing process...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The British Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azx072


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