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close this bookThe Culture of Violence (UNU; 1994; 292 pages)
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contents1. Forms of violence and its transformation
Open this folder and view contents2. Rejoinder to the theory of structural violence
Open this folder and view contents3. Remythologizations of power and identity: Nationalism and violence in Sri Lanka
Open this folder and view contents4. The impact of drug trafficking on Colombian culture
Open this folder and view contents5. Ethnic violence: The case of Bolivia
Open this folder and view contents6. Violence and conflict resolution in Uganda
Open this folder and view contents7. Violence and the welfare state: The case of Venezuela as an oil country
Open this folder and view contents8. State terrorism and death squads in the New World Order
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Open this folder and view contents10. Children in the city of violence: The case of Brazil
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The Culture of Violence

Edited by Kumar Rupesinghe and Marcial Rubio C.

The United Nations University is an organ of the United Nations established by the General Assembly in 1972 to be an international community of scholars engaged in research, advanced training, and the dissémination of knowledge related to the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare. Its activities focus mainly on peace and conflict resolution, development in a changing world, and science and technology in relation to human welfare. The University operates through a worldwide network of research and postgraduate training centres, with its planning and coordinating headquarters in Tokyo.

The United Nations University Press, the publishing division of the UNU, publishes scholarly books and periodicals in the social sciences, humanities, and pure and applied natural sciences related to the University's research.

The culture of violence

Note to the reader from the UNU

The UN University launched in 1990 a programme of research and training on Governance and Conflict Resolution with a view to producing a coherent framework and building knowledge and competence for resolving internal conflicts caused by ethnic, cultural, and linguistic differences. The programme has examined the underlying conditions for internal conflicts, particularly where this is manifested through direct violence. It has also focused on the conceptual and theoretical problems related to such conflicts, early warning of potential conflicts, and conflict transformation.

The present volume addresses the question of culture that legitimizes violence and the impact of routinized violence upon culture, through theoretical reflections and empirical case-studies. This volume should contribute to better understanding of the culture-violence interface, which has remained a much-neglected area of study. The papers included here are the revised versions of papers presented at a UNU symposium on the subject in Lima, Peru, in October 1991.

The culture of violence

Edited by Kumar Rupesinghe and Marcial Rubio C.

United Nations University Press


© The United Nations University, 1994

The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations University.

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