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Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified? -

Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified?

By Elizabeth Frazer, Kimberly Hutchings

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Violence - from state coercion to wars and revolutions - remains an enduring global reality. But whereas it is often believed that the point of constitutional politics is to make violence unnecessary, others argue that it is an unavoidable element of politics. In this lucid and erudite book, Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings address these issues using vivid contemporary and historic examples. They carefully explore the strategies that have been deployed to condone violence, either as means to certain ends or as an inherent facet of politics. Examining the complex questions raised by different types of violence, they conclude that, ultimately, all attempts to justify political violence fail. This book will be essential introductory reading for students and scholars of the ethics and politics of political violence.

Product code: 9781509529216

ISBN 9781509529216
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H188xW125xS11
Series Political Theory Today
No. Of Pages 140
Publisher Polity Press
"In this book, Elizabeth Frazer and Kimberly Hutchings ask whether the use of violence can ever be justified in politics. Using examples from contemporary politics and political thought, they carefully explore the various justificatory strategies that have been deployed, and conclude that all attempts to justify political violence invariably fail"--