Resources Related to Violence

Below we compiled a list of resources that are related to violence. If you are doing research in this area and need references or resources that can aid you in your research, this should provide a good starting point. Keep in mind that we might not update this list too often.

Walter Benjamin - Critique of Violence

His full name was Walter Bendix Schonflies Benjamin. Born in Germany in 1892. Among others he was a philosopher. He wrote Critique of Violence in 1921

Arno Gruen - has written about the origins of violence

He was a psychologist born in 1923 in Germany, but studied in New York. Also he had several teaching positions. Among his works, we mention the following:

  • Autonomy and Identification: The Paradox of their Opposition, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 49 1968 (4), p. 648; 1968
  • The Betrayal of the Self (New York: Grove Press, 1988). ISBN 0-8021-1017-7
  • The Insanity of Normality: Understanding Human Destructiveness (Berkeley: Human Development Books, 2007). ISBN 978-0-9669908-4-3

Flannery, D.J., Vazsonyi, A.T. & Waldman, I.D. (Eds.) (2007). The Cambridge handbook of violent behavior and aggression

Some of the chapters of this book are quite useful and thorough, however a few of them happen to be narrow and I would even say scant.

Gad Barzilai (2003). Communities and Law: Politics and Cultures of Legal Identities

Born in 1958 in Tel Aviv, studied at the university Bar-Ilan. Wrote on human rights, law and also about communities. Worked as a professor of political science at Tel Aviv University.

Nazaretyan, A.P. (2007). Violence and Non-Violence at Different Stages of World History

Covers periodization of hystory, global terrorism, political cycles, violence and non-violence throughout the history of the world, technohumanitarianism, deep history study.

Sinisa Malesevic. The Sociology of War and Violence

Published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 this book offers quite a good insight on violence from multiple perspectives.