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Cascades Across An "Extremely Violent Society":Sri Lanka

Braithwaite, John; D'Costa, Dorothy (Bina)


In the “Peacebuilding Compared” research project violence is seen as cascading across space and time within and between war-torn societies. This article illustrates the cascade lens as a framework for hypothesis generation. Both violent actions and violent imaginaries cascade. The recent history of Sri Lanka is used to illustrate three cascade dynamics: crime cascades to war, war cascades to more war and to crime, and crime and war both cascade to state violence such as torture, enforced...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Conflict and Violence
Access Rights: Open Access


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