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Chechnya

By Valery Tishkov
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520930209
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Social Science
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This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from a unique perspective—that of a prominent Russian intellectual. Valery Tishkov, a leading ethnographer who has also served in several important political posts, examines the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, untangling the myths, the long-held resentments, and the ideological manipulations that have fueled the crisis. In particular, he explores the key themes of nationalism and violence that feed the turmoil there. Forceful, original, and timely, his study combines extensive interview material, historical perspectives, and deep local knowledge. Tishkov sheds light on Chechnya in particular and on how secessionist conflicts can escalate into violent conflagrations in general. With its balanced assessments of both Russian and Chechen perspectives, this book will be essential reading for people seeking to understand the role of Islamic fundamentalist nationalism in the contemporary world.

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By Katherine S. Layton
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137483970
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: chechens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Chechens: Culture and Society is an ethnography that elaborates the lived experiences of Chechens, focusing primarily on relationships and socio-cultural norms within the context of the current conflict in the Chechen Republic.

From Freedom Fighters to Terrorists

By Paige Whaley Eager
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317132270
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 495
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Book Short Summary:

Women have participated in political violence throughout history, yet the concept of women as active proponents and perpetrators of political violence and terrorism is not widely accepted. Viewed as being forced by partners, sexually abused or brainwashed, the possibility of political motives is not often considered. Paige Whaley Eager addresses this to establish whether the stereotypical view is misplaced. She utilizes a framework to analyze women engaged in political violence in different contexts in order to examine structural variables, ideological goals of the organization and personal factors which contribute to involvement. Case study rich, this informative book provides an indispensable guide to examining women's role in left/right wing engagement, ethno-nationalist/separatist violence, guerrilla movements and suicide bombers.

Creating New States

By Aleksandar Pavkovic,Peter Radan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317158466
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 781
  • Pdf File: creating-new-states.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Secession is the creation of a new independent state out of an existing state. This key volume examines the political, social and legal processes of the practice of secession. Following an analysis of secessionist movements and their role in attempts at secession, eight case studies are explored to illustrate peaceful, violent, sequential and recursive secessions. This is followed by a look at the theoretical approaches and a discussion that focuses on the economic causes. Normative theories of secession are discussed as well as the status of secession in legal theory and practice. The book systematizes our present knowledge of secessions in an accessible way to readers not familiar with the phenomenon and its consequences. It is ideal as a supplementary text to courses on contemporary political and social movements, applied ethics and political philosophy, international relations and international law, state sovereignty and state formation.

The Individual Disengagement of Avengers, Nationalists, and Jihadists

By E. Souleimanov,H. Aliyev
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137498838
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 322
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Book Short Summary:

Drawing on unique first-hand data from Russia's North Caucasus, this study is the first of its kind to detail the causes and contexts of individual disengagement of various types of militants: avengers, nationalists, and jihadists. It aims to considerably enhance our theoretical understanding of individual militants' incentives to abandon violence.

Return to Babylon

By Arkady Povzikov
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1468574116
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 357
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Book Short Summary:

Set in Chechnya, Return to Babylon is a plot-driven psychological thriller based on a true story, presents an emotional tale about a man who lost his reason to live, but found the strength to get it back. Brain-washed at a young age, 26-year-old Anvar, has experienced more than most in his lifetime. After being wrongly accused of murdering his stepfather, he escapes from prison with the aid of Chechen colonel, who sends him to militant camp in Pakistan. Anvar carries out assignments for the world’s criminal elite including the colonel who formulates a plan to secure funds for a coup to free Chechnya from Russian domination. Angry and confused after making life-altering discoveries, Anvar rebels against terrorist’s ideologies and puts his life in jeopardy after he refuses to follow orders to kidnap the son of a wealthy Siberian woman, Tatiana with whom he falls in love.