Political Violence

Political Violence - a Example will engage in political...

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1. Political Violence 2. Motivations a. Institutional explanations- institutions constrain human activity, political violence is seen as backlash. i. Enablers- passing through values and norms which lead to rebel b. Ideational “ - focus on the rationale behind political violence i. Ideas matter, and they matter a lot - Example marriage c. Individual - focus is on individuals who carry out violence out on themselves i. Psychological – you only rebel if you feel repressed, how people may be driven to violence. Society can repress and individual so much so that the only option is to rebel. ii. Rational – the individuals choose to rebel through a process called rational choice. - Carried out by individuals who view it as an effective tool. It is a strategy.
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Unformatted text preview: a. Example will engage in political violence if costs of engaging is less than the benefits 3. 2 types of political violence: revolutions and terrorism a. Political violence- violence out of state control that is politically motivated. i. Group is acting beyond state sovereignty “I am said to be a revolutionist in my sympathies, by birth, by breeding and by principle. I am always on the side of revolutionists, because there never was a revolution unless there were some oppressive and intolerable conditions against which to revolute”-Mark Twain, 1906 a. Just narrows down one aspect...
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