An uncomfortable reality is that looting is perceived by the looters to be socially acceptable and is often encouraged and endorsed within social and community networks.
Brexit has reopened an old battle over Northern Irish identity, leading to clashes in the street. Scores have been injured in the troubled UK territory’s worst outbreak of violence in decades.
How many Americans really have lost touch with reality?
Elections are getting less safe in democracies and nondemocracies alike. Last year was the bloodiest year for elections in decades, with 54% of all national votes marred by some kind of violence.
Civilian peacekeepers are trying to stop violence before it starts.
Everyone’s saying it: ‘Democracy is fragile’ in the United States. But a political science scholar says that has always been the case.
Far-right activists and white supremacists may choose to create what they call their “1776 moment” closer to home.
The fusing of Christian nationalism and violent extremism on display during the attack on the US Capitol can be traced, in part, to two incidents in the early 1990s.
With obscenities and violence, rioters at the Capitol left an obvious message: angry contempt for women.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform’s undoing.
Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
Conspiracy theories spread online are the backbone of Donald Trump’s falsehoods about his loss in the U.S. election. The real world consequences of those conspiracies have now exploded.
A conflict scholar calls events at the U.S. Capitol ‘a messy riot where people lashed out at the heart of American democracy.’
There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
Misogyny combined with partisan vitriol is a dangerous combination for women politicians and American democracy, says a recent House resolution denouncing ‘violence against women in politics.’
A political philosopher on why denying the right to resistance poses a far greater threat to a society than embracing it.
Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
The occurrence of violence in Kenya is a joint production between political elites and ordinary citizens.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
The IFP’s constitution provides that the nomination of national office bearers be approved by the branches. But this was not done in the nomination of its new president.