Perpetrators of Organized Violence: Eastern, Central and South-Eastern Europe
Dr Iva Vukušić, Assistant Professor in International History at Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Dr Weronika Grzebalska, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dr Waitman Wade Beorn, Senior Lecturer in History, Northumbria University, UK
This new series aims to publish work contributing to the burgeoning field of Perpetrator Studies, but with a focus specifically on the East, Central and Southeast Europe region.
We invite proposals for new books examining the historical legacies, memory of and reverberations of past violence and how it inspires current events and political actors.
Perpetrators are defined broadly for this series, as individuals who cause harm which is illegal or illegitimate, and they do so intentionally, within a context of organized violence, and the series aims to publish works on decision-makers and civilian and military leaders, mid-level managers and grass root perpetrators from both state and non-state structures. Beyond perpetration, the series also aims to attract studies examining historical and gendered legacies, memory of organized violence and projects exploring how past violence inspires current events and political actors. Potential projects for consideration also include those exploring various (potential) perpetrators and advocates of violence, such as contemporary vigilante anti-immigrant groups.
The series will publish both monographs and edited volumes in history, sociology, social psychology, gender studies, political economy, and law, while also seeking submissions of interdisciplinary scholarship. The editors are open to submissions concerning various time periods. Potential topics and approaches could include:
- Comparative studies of perpetrators in the same geographical spaces through time
- Comparative studies across contexts
- Comparative studies of perpetration by the same actor in different spaces
- Armed groups composition, social dynamics, group dynamics in perpetration
- The role of leadership, discipline in perpetration
- Gender and perpetration
- Patterns of violence and causes of the different ways perpetrators caused harm
- In-depth studies of structures and systems of perpetration
- Non-state/semi-state armed groups as perpetrators of violence
- The memory of violence and its perpetrators
Acquisitions Editor: Jen McCall