Overview

Political violence refers to hostile or aggressive acts motivated by a desire to affect change in the government or society makeup and function. Acts of political violence can arise from ideology or social grievances.

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Armed Islamist Movements and Political Violence in Algeria
Mohammed M. Hafez
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This article investigates the formation of the principal armed Islamist groups in Algeria - the GIA and AIS - and their justification for armed struggle. Furthermore, it investigates the extent of…
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Focus on Leaders? Insights from the Algerian Experience
Dario Cristiani
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The Algerian experience shows that fighting terrorism and extremism requires a plurality of instruments rather than a simple focus on a single instrument, as this kind of threat is intrinsically…
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Insurgency Theory and the Conflict in Algeria: A Theoretical Analysis
William H. Miller
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In the early nineties it was widely feared that Algeria was on the verge of an Islamic revolution. These fears proved to be unfounded. This article seeks to explain the failure of the insurgency to…
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Assessment of United Nations Development Programme and Human Capital Development in Rivers State, Nigeria from (2009 to 2012)
Paul Dasimeokuma
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This study assessed the United Nations Development Programme's human capital development activities in Rivers State. It also examined the impact of the UNDP 7th Country Programme on human…
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Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Lead to Terrorism: Ideas, Recommendations, and Good Practices from the OSCE Region
Peter Neumann
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There is practically no country in the OSCE that has not been affected by violent extremism. In 2016, terrorist attacks in OSCE participating States caused more than one thousand deaths. They…
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Salafi Revolution in West Africa
Abdoulaye Sounaye
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This paper discusses the ways in which a revolu­tion inspired by Islam emerged in the few decades in West Africa, mainly through the intervention of Salafi actors, institutions, and reform practices…

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Political Violence Experts

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Safdar Hussain
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Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers
Local knowledge and conflict transformation
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Abdoulaye Sounaye
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Hans De Marie Heungoup
I am a Political Scientist, with a concentration in Political Sociology and Security Studies. Over the last seven years I extensively published on Cameroon, Central Africa, Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin.
Ernesto Verdeja
My research focus includes causes of genocide and mass atrocities; mass atrocities forecasting; political reconciliation and justice (truth commissions, trials, reparations).