Socialization and violence

@article{Checkel2017SocializationAV,
  title={Socialization and violence},
  author={Jeffrey T. Checkel},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={54},
  pages={592 - 605}
}
This article sets the stage for a special issue exploring group-level dynamics and their role in producing violence. My analytic focus is socialization, or the process through which actors adopt the norms and rules of a given community. I argue that it is key to understanding violence in many settings, including civil war, national militaries, post-conflict societies and urban gangs. While socialization theory has a long history in the social sciences, I do not simply pull it off the shelf, but… 

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