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The Deadly Ethnic Riot
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A Note on Place Names 1. Say It with Murder 2. Ethnic Boundaries, Riot Boundaries 3. The Riot Episode 4. Selective Targeting 5. Target-Group Characteristics 6. An Economy of Antipathy: Target Selection and the Imperatives of Violence 7. Organizers and Participants 8. The Occasions for Violence 9. The Social Environment for Killing 10. Location, Diffusion, and Recurrence 11. Aims, Effects, and Functions 12. Violence and Quiescence 13. The Calculus of Passion Index

About the Author

Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University. He is the author of, among other books, Ethnic Groups in Conflict (California, 2001) and A Democratic South Africa? Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (California, 1991), which won the Ralph Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association.

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"Makes an important contribution to our understanding of ethnic conflict [and] will be a source of testable hypotheses for years to come."-Stephen M. Saideman, American Political Science Review "This definitive work is recommended for all academic and larger public libraries."-Library journal "Horowitz's book is comprehensive, illuminating, unprecedented in scope and absolutely fascinating. It may be just the thing for realists-yes, you know them as pessimists-who are looking for some chilly truths about the sphinx that has haunted the century past and may yet haunt the century to come."-Washington Post Book World "This magisterial yet stimulating study is marked by the comprehensiveness of its empirical data, the author's keen analytic sensibility, and his gift for the telling phrase. The Deadly Ethnic Riot is that rare combination of theoretical analysis and practical advice. It not only signals a breakthrough in our understanding of the morphology and dynamics of ethnic riots but offers eminently useful strategies for containing these deadly events."-Science

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