Vigilante Politics

This book throws a searchlight on a kind of sociopolitical aggression frequently experienced but never before adequately recognized in political theory.

Vigilante Politics

Edited by H. Jon Rosenbaum and Peter C. Sederberg

1976 | 292 pages | Cloth $79.95
Political Science | American History
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Table of Contents

Preface
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Vigilantism: An Analysis of Establishment Violence
—H. Jon Rosenbaum and Peter C. Sederberg
Spontaneous Vigilantism as a Response to Anti-Social Behavior
—R. Lance Shotland
The Vigilante Personality
—William P. Kreml
Vigilantism and Political Theory
—Edward Stettner

PART II: AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
The History of Vigilantism in America
—Richard Maxwell Brown
White Collar Vigilantism: The Politics of Anti-Communism in the United States
—Edward Schneier
Community Police Patrols and Vigilantism
—Gary T. Marx and Dane Archer
Vigilantism and the American Police
—Kanti C. Kotecha and James L. Walker

PART III: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Comparative Vigilantism: The United States and South Africa
—Christian P. Potholm
Black Vigilantism in Cultural Transition: Violence and Viability in Tropical Africa
—Ali A. Mazrui
"Pariah" Communities and Violence
—Fred R. von der Mehden
Vigilantism in Northern Ireland
—Richard Ned Lebow

PART IV: CONCLUSIONS
Vigilante Politics: Concluding Observations
—H. Jon Rosenbaum and Peter C. Sederberg