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作者 Midlarsky, Manus I
書名 Origins of political extremism : mass violence in the twentieth century and beyond / Manus I. Midlarsky
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9780521700719 (pbk.)
052170071X (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  303.609 M629    在架上    30550100501251
說明 xii, 429 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Political extremism is one of the most pernicious, destructive and nihilistic forms of human expression. During the 20th century, in excess of 100 million people had their lives taken from them as the result of extremist violence. In this wide-ranging book Manus I. Midlarsky suggests that ephemeral gains, together with mortality salience, form basic explanations for the origins of political extremism and constitute a theoretical framework that also explains later mass violence. Midlarsky applies his framework to multiple forms of political extremism including the rise of Italian, Hungarian and Romanian fascism, Nazism, radical Islamism, and Soviet, Chinese and Cambodian communism. Other applications include a rampaging military (Japan, Pakistan, Indonesia) and extreme nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, the Ottoman Empire and Rwanda. Polish anti-Semitism after World War II and the rise of separatist violence in Sri Lanka are also examined"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Theory and Empirics: 1. The ephemeral gain: intimations of the politically finite; 2. Mortality salience: intimations of the corporeally finite; 3. Cases; Part II. The Secular 'Isms': 4. Fascism; 5. Communism; Part III. An Ostensibly Sacred 'Ism': 6. Radical Islamism: foundations; 7. Contemporary radical Islamist movements; 8. Muslims in India; Part IV. Extreme Nationalism: 9. Sri Lankan Tamils; 10. Poland; 11. The Balkans; 12. The rampaging military; 13. Variations in genocidal behavior; Part V. Conclusion: 14. Pathways to extremism; 15. Ethics and morality: the rejection of traditional moral restraints; 16. War, peace, and the decline of extremism
主題 Radicalism
Political violence
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