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Political Research Exchange - PRX

Mobilization, Repression, and Violent Escalation

Contentious Politics
Political Violence
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Stefan Malthaner
Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS)
Panel Discussant
Lorenzo Bosi
Scuola Normale Superiore

24/08/2018 17:40 - 19:20
Building: VMP 9 Floor: 2 Room: 29
State reactions to political protest crucially affect the evolution of processes of mobilisation. Not only is violent escalation of protest driven by interactions with police, experiences of stigmatisation and persecution, and the direct and indirect effects of repression. But also other forms of interaction with government and societal authorities, such as negotiations, and the way political contexts shape political opportunities and the availability of resources, contribute to shifts towards more violent repertoires of action or, conversely, can constrain violence. This panel examines this complex relationship by looking at processes of mobilisation with a particular focus on, inter alia, the impact of state policies and strategies of control or repression, relational dynamics of radicalisation and escalation, and the logics and effects of negotiations

Paper List

Title Details
From Social Movements to Terrorist Organisations: The Role of Resources in the Process of Escalating Violence View Paper Details
Informal Repression in Latin America, 1960-1980 View Paper Details
Looking for the 'Heart of the State': Conceptualizations of Power and Clandestine Political Violence in the Italian Seventies View Paper Details
Negotiating Escalation in Northern Ireland View Paper Details
Picketing and Counter-Picketing: Violence and Rioting in the Great Labor Unrest in Britain, 1910-1914 View Paper Details
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