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Handbook of Political Violence

Handbook of Political Violence

Political violence is a basic constant that occurs throughout history and cannot be eliminated as a possible means of politics. This handbook systematically covers the basic forms of political violence: resistance, revolution, war, terror and extremism.

The content

Conditions for aggression and violence - political violence, resistance, civil disobedience, opposition, right of resistance, resistance to National Socialism, resistance and opposition in the GDR, right of resistance in the Basic Law, resistance and civil disobedience in the democratic constitutional state - revolution, theories of revolution of the 20th century - Big and small wars, just war theory, humanitarian intervention, democracy and war - terrorism, state terror - extremism and politically motivated violence

Target groups

- political scientists

- sociologists

- historians

The editor

Dr. Birgit Enzmann is Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of Eichstätt.


Extremism violence war political violence revolution terrorism resistance, political
  1. 1.Inst. f. Political ScienceKath. Univ. EichstättEichstättGermany

About the editors

Dr. Birgit Enzmann is Professor of Political Science at the Catholic University of Eichstätt.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleHandbook Political Violence
  • Book SubtitleFormen - Causes - Legitimation - Limitation
  • Editors Birgit Enzmann
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden2013
  • Publisher NameSpringer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Science (German Language)
  • Hardcover ISBN978-3-531-18081-6
  • eBook ISBN978-3-531-18958-1
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 393
  • Number of Illustrations10 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Political Science
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