Political Research Exchange

Dynamics of Political Violence

Political Violence
Political Activism
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Section Chair
Leena Malkki
University of Helsinki
Section Co-Chair
Sarah Marsden
University of Lancaster

This section explores the complex and multi-level dynamics of political violence. It welcomes papers that analyse various phases of violent conflicts from onset and perseverance to decline, consequences and legacies. The papers can also analyse e.g. spatial and temporal dynamics of political violence, individual and collective process of radicalisation and de-radicalisation, the relationship between violent and non-violent tactics, as well as interaction between violent groups and other actors (including broader movements and milieus, the political system, security authorities, the media and political opponents). Particularly welcome are papers that draw from theories in the field of sociology and political science which aim at fostering the theoretical foundations of studies on political violence.

Panel List

P093Dynamics of Conflict Escalation View Panel Details
P138Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Syria and Iraq: A Post-Mortem View Panel Details
P165Identity, Learning and Violent Extremism View Panel Details
P281Political Violence and the State View Panel Details
P282Political Violence in Non-Western Contexts View Panel Details
P302Processes of Political Violence and the Dynamics of Situational Interaction View Panel Details
P447Understanding and Preventing Radicalisation View Panel Details
P452Varieties of Vigilantism in Europe View Panel Details
P464Women and Violent Politics View Panel Details
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