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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The Crime of Terrorism: An Analysis of Criminal Justice Processes and Accountability of Minors Recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
Cecilia Polizzi
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This Article expounds the legal dilemma of minors involved in terrorist acts and related offenses in the Islamic State ranks. By acknowledging the international discourse on terrorism as encompassed…
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Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria
Michael Olufemi Sodipo
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Ongoing attacks by Boko Haram and other violent Islamist groups coupled with an at times arbitrary response by Nigeria’s security forces have contributed to a deteriorating security situation in…
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After ethnic civil war—Ethno-nationalism in the Western Balkans
Karin Dyrstad
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While the study of the causes of civil war is a well-established subdiscipline in international relations, the effects of civil war on society remain less understood. Yet, such effects could have…
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The Balkans' Lethal Nationalisms
William W. Hagen
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The war in Kosovo has reinforced the Balkans' image as a cauldron of ethnic hatred. Many commentators argue that the region has always been wracked by ancient hatreds. Others argue that today…
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COMPENDIUM: Bangladesh and Violent Extremism: RESOLVE Network Research 2016-2017
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This compendium is the collected work of RESOLVE Network publications resulting from RESOLVE’s 2016-2017 Bangladesh Research Initiative.

In 2017, the RESOLVE Network Secretariat…
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BANGLADESH RESEARCH SERIES FACT SHEET NO. 1.0: Bangladesh on the Brink
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This fact sheet provides a snapshot of findings from the first RESOLVE Network mapping effort from RESOLVE’s 2016-2017 Bangladesh Research Initiative. Findings from the study map emergent trends in…

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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.
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Ernesto Verdeja
My research focus includes causes of genocide and mass atrocities; mass atrocities forecasting; political reconciliation and justice (truth commissions, trials, reparations).