Violence

Scholarly Publications

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 2018

We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

Red Leviathan: Authority and Violence in Revolutionary Political Culture

December 2017

As Mao euphemistically remarked, revolutions are not dinner parties. Violence is to be expected when political regimes are overturned.

Handgun Acquisitions in California After Two Mass Shootings

June 2017

Mass shootings are common in the United States. They are the most visible form of firearm violence. Their effect on personal decisions to purchase firearms is not well understood.

Other Publications

Avoiding Defeatism on Afghanistan

November 2012

Media reports have not been kind to Afghanistan in recent weeks. The rising threat of insider violence, anti-U.S. demonstrations and high-profile attacks, the U.S.

News

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

June 2014

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

Journal Article: "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy," written by Rafaela M. Dancygier and David Laitin

November 2013

The impact of immigration on Western European demographics will be the topic of Stanford political science professor David Laitin and co-writer Rafaela Dancygier's (Princeton University) soon to be...

Events

Book Event: "Genocide: A World History" with Norman M. Naimark

December 12, 2016

  Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

On Cruelty: Global Reflections from the Age of Revolutions to the War on Citizenship

October 30, 2015

This is the second meeting of the workshop series on Civility, Cruelty, Truth. A one-day event hosted by the Stanford Humanities Center, the workshop will explore the genealogies, promises, and...

Taking the Stand - project presentation and Q&A with survivors of the Holocaust

October 14, 2015

As part of a major speaking tour across the United States, author and award-winning filmmaker Bernhard Rammerstorfer will present his latest book and DVD project called “Taking the Stand: We have...