Political Violence


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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.
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Local authorities who face the crisis are aware of the fact that these camps could be a breeding ground for political violence but they either have very limited resources to deal with it or they do not want to deal with it as long as the extremism that comes out of these camps does not pose a threat to their own countries.
Henry Wilkinson, head of the Intelligence and Analysis practice at Risk Advisory, said "The map shows that having the means to understand and stay ahead of terrorism threats and political violence risks has never been more important.
We are seeing clients coming to us putting assets into countries such as Libya, which is being reconstructed; people are still looking for Political Violence coverage in Libya," Tucker says.
He pointed out that the British insurance company Lloyd's has increased the cost of its political violence policies after the outbreak of the 30 June protests due to increases in demand for such policies compared to previous times.
There is widespread acceptance that a holistic approach--one that addresses the numerous complexities of past political violence through a variety of transitional justice mechanisms--is necessary for societies to move forward.
Moving from the realm of political theory to empirical analyses, however, challenges any strong causal statement about the relationship between political violence and the status or nature of the predominant theological doctrine of a state.
The Government of Sindh will also compensate to the deceased persons who sustained loss due to law and order situation/ political violence in 2012 as after submitting the report of Commission.
Contract frustration insurance may also protect against losses from an embargo or license cancellation from war, political violence, insurrection, actions by armed forces, strikes or riots.
Summary: BANGKOK, May 29, 2010, SPA --Despite bringing an end to the worst political violence in Thailand&'s modern history, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is in no mood for any kind of celebration, Reuters reported.
A preacher, counselor, and storyteller, Kurtz also flew a mission airplane and, after the 1974 coup d'etat, led the mission during a time of increasing political violence before departing Ethiopia in 1977.
Churchill is a professor and historian who, per his University of Hartford biography page, "specializes in the history of the American Revolution, early national political culture, and American political violence.