Number of members: 191
The Standing Group on Political Violence provides a collaborative network and infrastructure for international junior and senior scholars working on aspects of political violence, including riots, guerrilla warfare, insurgency, terrorism, rebellion and civil wars. It particularly encourages comparative research and approaches that seek to understand political violence in terms of the wider political and geopolitical context in which actors are located. The group is methodologically plural and welcomes scholars whatever their theoretical or methodological orientations. Within the Standing Group on Political Violence, an ongoing exchange of ideas, research and discussion of current issues in the discipline is taking place.
The aim of the Standing Group on Political Violence is to create new contacts and strengthen existing contacts between researchers studying political violence across disciplines and geographical regions as well as to further develop scientific research on the subject in Europe and globally. Within this network, an ongoing exchange of ideas, research and discussion of current issues in the discipline is expected to take place
Key areas of interest to the group include:
"Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship" - Harry S. Truman