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.
How dangerous is dairy? Hannah Arendt can help us understand.
There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
Fifty years ago, soldiers gunned down hundreds of student protesters in a Mexico City plaza. It was neither the first nor the last time Mexico's army would be deployed against its own citizens.
Italy saw 1,191 attacks on politicians from 2013 to 2015. A new study reveals, for the first time, the destructive effect this strategic political violence has on the nation's political life.
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
In Africa, biased media coverage is one of the reasons voters have little faith in credible elections.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The problem with South Africa's governing ANC, is that to many of its members, politics is not about public service but about resources.
Race has long been a taboo subject in Brazil. With the March 14 killing of the black Rio politician Marielle Franco, any myth of the country as a 'racial democracy' has been broken wide open.