From Street Fights to World Wars: What Gang Violence Can Teach Us about Conflict

November 04, 2022 00:57:44
From Street Fights to World Wars: What Gang Violence Can Teach Us about Conflict
Irregular Warfare Podcast
From Street Fights to World Wars: What Gang Violence Can Teach Us about Conflict

Nov 04 2022 | 00:57:44

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Show Notes

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Is peace the natural order of things for the human race and war an aberration? Our guests on this episode, Dr. Chris Blattman and Mr. Teny Gross, argue that it is. They describe five theoretical mechanisms that cause breakdowns in societies and discuss why different groups end up resorting to violence. They then compare and contrast the characteristics of violence at the interpersonal, communal, and international levels. Finally, they end by discussing how third-party mediation at the local and transnational echelons can effectively employ peace-building mechanisms to bring an end to violence at all levels.

 

Intro music: "Unsilenced" by Ketsa

Outro music: "Launch" by Ketsa

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