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.

Resource Library

Blog Post
2017 RESOLVE Network Global Forum: Confronting the Next Wave of Violent Extremism
RESOLVE Team
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The Islamic State may be out in Mosul and on the back foot in Raqqa, but the next chapter in the global narrative of violent extremism has yet to be written. With violent extremists losing…
Publication
Walking to the Makaranta: Production, Circulation, and Transmission of Islamic Learning in Urban Niger
Abdoulaye Sounaye
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Knowledge production, circulation and transmission mark contemporary Islamic activism in Niger. While many analysts have alluded to the democratization of religious knowledge in Niger, only a few…
Publication
Defending Islamic Education: War on Terror discourse and religious education in twenty-first century Morocco
Ann Wainscott
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How does War on Terror discourse impact religious education curricula in Muslim societies? How do supporters of Islamic education defend the subject in light of intense local and international…
Partner Publication
Political Conflict, Extremism and Criminal Justice 
in Bangladesh
Crisis Group
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Political repression is reaching new highs in Bangladesh. The government’s abuse of rule of law institutions for political ends has created an atmosphere of injustice that is increasingly exploited…
Article
The ISI and the War on Terrorism
Gregory, Shaun
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Pakistan's Directorate of Inter-Service Intelligence [ISI] plays an ambiguous role in the War on Terrorism. An important ally for Western intelligence with whom it has very close links, the ISI…
Article
Three Theories of Religious Activism and Violence: Social Movements, Fundamentalists, and Apocalyptic Warriors
Gregg, Heather Selma
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Numerous scholars have investigated religiously motivated violence, particularly in the wake of September 11, including discussions on the role of modernity in triggering religious violence, the…

Political Violence Experts

Bethany L. McGann
RESOLVE Network Knowledge Platform Administrator
Kateira Aryaeinejad
Megan E. Loney
Candace Rondeaux
Resolve User
Carol Fair
C. Christine Fair
Resolve User
Joshua Craze
Joshua Craze