VI. Regional Studies

Below is a collection of useful readers and texts on regional studies.

United States and North America

Abelmann, Nancy and John Lie. 1995. Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Ayers, Edward L. 1984. Vengeance and Justice, Crime and Punishment in the 19th Century American South. New York: Oxford University Press.

Foner, Eric. 1988. Reconstruction: American's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877. New York: Harper and Row.

Green, Donald P., Dara Z. Strolovitch, and Janelle S. Wong. 1998. "Defended Neighborhoods, Integration and Racially Motivated Crime." American Journal of Sociology 104 (2): 372–403.

Graham, Hugh Davis. 1970. "The Paradox of American Violence: A Historical Appraisal." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 391: 74–82.

Litwack, Leon F. 1979. Been in the Storm So Long. New York: Vintage Books.

O'Brien, Gail Williams. 1999. The Color of the Law: Race, Violence, and Justice in The Post-World War II South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Olzak, Susan. 1992. The Dynamics of Ethnic Competition and Conflict. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Pinderhughes, Howard. 1993. "The Anatomy of Racially Motivated Violence in New York City: A Case Study of Youth in Southern Brooklyn." Social Problems 40 (4): 478–492.

"Racial Violence against Asian Americans." 1993. Harvard Law Review 106 (8): 1926–43.

Rubinowitz, Leonard S. and Imani Perry. 2002. "Crimes without Punishment: White Neighbors' Resistance to Black Entry." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 92: 335–427.

The Southern Poverty Law Center. 1987. "Move-in" Violence: White Resistance to Neighborhood Integration in the 1980s.

Sugrue, Thomas J. 1996. The Origins of Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Werner, John M. 1986. Reaping the Bloody Harvest: Race Riots in the United States during the Age of Jackson, 1824–1849. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Latin America and Caribbean

Gustavo Gorriti. 1999. The Shining Path: A History of Millenarian War in Peru. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

McClintock, Cynthia. 1998. Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador's FMLN and Peru's Shining Path. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Wood, Elisabeth. 2004. Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Western and Central Europe

Boehm, Christopher. 1984. Blood Revenge: The Enactment and Management of Conflict in Montenegro and Other Tribal Societies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.

Della Porta, Donatella. 1995. Social Movements, Political Violence, and the State: A Comparative Analysis of Italy and Germany. New York: Cambridge University Press.

English, Richard. 2003. Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA. London: Macmillan.

Glenny, Misha. 1996. The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War, 3rd rev. ed. New York: Penguin.

Kalyvas, Stathis. 2006. The Logic of Violence in Civil War. New York: Cambridge University Press.

McGarry, John and Brendan O'Leary. Explaining Northern Ireland. Oxford: Blackwell.

Woodward, Susan L. 1995. Balkan Tragedy. Washington, DC: Brookings.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Barany, Zoltan and Robert Moser 2005. Ethnic Politics after Communism. Ithaca, NJ: Cornell University Press.

Derluguian, Georgi. 2005. Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-System Biography. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Perry, Duncan M. 1988. The Politics of Terror: The Macedonian Revolutionary Movements, 1893–1903. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Tishkov, Valery. 1997. Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Conflict In and After the Soviet Union. London: Sage

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ballentine, Karen and Michael Nest, eds. 2005. The Democratic Republic of Congo: Economic Dimensions of War and Peace. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.

Clapham, Christopher, ed. 1998. African Guerillas. Oxford: James Currey.

Deng, Francis M. 1995. War of Visions: Conflict of Identities in the Sudan. Washington, DC: Brookings.

Ellis, Stephen 1999. The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War. New York: New York University Press.

Keen, David. 2005. Conflict and Collusion in Sierra Leone. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Minter, William. 1994. Apartheid's Contras: An Inquiry into the Roots of War in Angola and Mozambique. London: Zed Books.

Nzongola-Ntjala, Georges. 2002. The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A People's History. London: Zed Books.

Middle East and North Africa

Hutchinson, Martha Crenshaw. 1978. Revolutionary Terrorism: The FLN in Algeria, 1954–1962. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press.

Johnson, Douglas Hamilton. 2003. The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Ranstorp, Magnus. 1996. Hizb'allah In Lebanon: The Politics of the Western Hostage Crisis. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Rashid, Ahmed 2000. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. New Haven. Yale.

Rubin, Barry. 1994. Revolution Until Victory? The Politics and History of the PLO. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.


Brass, Paul 2003. The Production of Hindu-Muslim violence in Contemporary India. 2003. Seattle: University of Washington.

Elliot, David W.P. 2003. The Vietnamese War: Revolution and Social Change in the Mekong Delta, 1930–1975. London: M.E. Sharpe.

Heehs, Peter. 1993. The Bomb in Bengal: The Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism in India, 1900–1910. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lifton, Alexander Laban. 2005. Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Pye, Lucian. 1956. Guerilla Communism in Malaysia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Varshney, Ashutosh. 2002. Ethnic Conflict and Civil Life: Hindus and Muslims in India. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Wilkinson, Steven 2004. Votes and Violence: Electoral Competition and Ethnic Riots in India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.