Political Violence


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Political Violence

A violent act intended to make a statement or achieve some end. Political violence encompasses terrorism (which is carried out by a non-government group), war (which usually is carried out by a government) and other forms of civil strife. Political violence may render it difficult to conduct business in the area in which it occurs. See also: Political risk.
References in periodicals archive ?
Daniel's death is the latest in a steadily escalating wave of political violence," stated Landless Workers Movement (LWM) spokesperson Fernando DaCosta to Canadian Dimension.
Starting in 1919, as a consequence of the nationalist movement, the political violence escalated to include bombings, sniper attacks, and even poison attempts.
It also raised fears of the revival of political violence preceding the country's second democratic elections in June.
This has the impact of reinforcing the image of SOC and the CPP as the major source of political violence in Cambodia during the peacekeeping operation.
You can protect corporate assets, too, be they fixed or mobile, against direct physical damage as a result of political violence (war, civil war, insurrection, revolution, etc.
Della Porta investigates the most narrowly focused research question of the three books considered: She seeks to understand why specific groups were likely to use political violence within Italy and Germany from 1960-90.
Although for centuries political violence has shaped societies and their political situations, few scholars have conducted systematic comparisons from which we can identify factors that prompt social movement organizations to commit political violence.
It was the worst political violence since a democratic government was established here in 1993.
Drawing on primary sources from 600 BCE to 600 CE, this history of ideas explores the place of political violence in debate and political discourse in ancient India.
Summary: Shah alleged that wherever Left parties have ruled for long, they have encouraged political violence
Arms sales to the Kingdom have come under increasing scrutiny in the UK in recent years because of two distinct factors; Saudi Arabia's involvement in the ongoing civil war in Yemen, and the Kingdom's alleged sponsorship of political violence.
He even requested the Chief Minister to curb the political violence in the state and said, "I expect that the political violence in Kerala is curbed and that the perpetrators are brought to justice expeditiously.