As internal conflicts have outnumbered international or interstate wars since 1945, understanding such violence is of critical importance. This book examines the relationship between culture and violence, particularly violence between groups within a state, or between the state and groups residing within it.
"Fruit of a conference sponsored by the United Nations University ... held in Lima, Peru, in October 1991"--Introd
Includes bibliographical references
Forms of violence and its transformation / Kumar Rupesinghe -- Rejoinder to the theory of structural violence / Felipe E. MacGregor and Marcial Rubio C. -- Remythologizations of power and identity : nationalism and violence in Sri Lanka / Bruce Kapferer -- The impact of drug trafficking on Columbian culture / Francisco J. de Roux -- Ethnic violence : the case of Bolivia / Xazier Albó -- Violence and conflict resolution in Uganda / Edward Khidduy-Makubuya -- Violence and the welfare state : the case of Venezuela as an oil country / Luis Pedro España N. -- State terrorism and death squads in the new world order / Miles D. Wolpin -- Violence and culture in the United States / Robert Brent Toplin -- Children in the city of violence : the case of Brazil / Irene Rizzini -- Human rights and dictatorship : the case of Chile / Tony Mifsud