Understanding Conflict and Violence: Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Approaches




University of Manchester


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This e-book offers diverse perspectives to discuss the causes of conflict and violence. It can be previewed at Google scholar, a search engine website for academic resources.

The analysis in the book draws upon diverse disciplines to explain conflictive behaviors and patterns of violence. It illustrates the socio-historic dimensions of violence to explain the causes of violence and the evolution of the notion of peace. The postgraduate course, 'Conflict Analysis', taught by the author at the University of Manchester, informs large parts of the research underlying this book. 

Some of the topics discussed in the book are:

  • Dimensions of defining a conflict
  • Functions of a conflict
  • The notion of structure in understanding violence