What causes the breakdown of order and violent conflict? Who are the actors involved? What are the consequences? Violence—its threat, its use, its many often unpredictable consequences—remains an ever-present part of the political landscape throughout the world. Explosive Politics is a new series for trenchant and provocative publications, exploring the confines of political violence and conflict, examining how words, acts and actors interact in tumultuous situations and grey areas. Explicitly cross-discipline in its organisation and orientation, the series rigorously explores the contemporary nature of the social, political and cultural dynamics of violence and conflicts in local, national, and global perspectives.