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Working Paper
The violent legacy of fascism: Neofascist political violence in Italy, 1969–88

We still have limited knowledge about the long-term effects of fascism on European democracies. European countries experienced cycles of violence between the 1960s and 1980s. Can such violence be explained by legacies of mobilization during fascism?...

Conflict Fascism Italy
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Legacies of victimization: Evidence from forced resettlement in Zimbabwe

How does wartime victimization shape victims’ political attitudes in the long run?...

Political attitudes Political violence Resettlement
Working Paper
Why are Mexican politicians being assassinated?: The role of oil theft and narcocracy and the electoral consequences of organized crime

When does organized crime resort to assassinating politicians? In narcocracies, criminal groups co-opt political elites through bribery in exchange for protection to traffic illegal drugs...

Crime Drug trafficking Political violence
Working Paper
Hidden hostility: donor attention and political violence

Political violence is a worldwide problem that has been on the rise over the past decade. The international dimension of domestic repression and dissent is a particularly relevant factor yet surprisingly understudied...

Political violence Repression Riots
Working Paper
Between victory and statehood: Armed violence in post-war Abkhazia

What accounts for armed violence in the aftermath of civil war? Efforts to develop a comprehensive framework to understand this phenomenon have been made in the literature...

Violence Political violence Abkhazia
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Wartime governance and state-building trajectories in post-conflict societies

To date, there is limited understanding about the consequences of wartime dynamics for post-war state-building processes...

Political violence War Conflict
Panel discussion
UNU-WIDER at ISA 2022 Annual Convention

UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino and Research Associate Rute Martins Caeiro join in a virtual panel discussion Trust and Governance in Unstable Democracies on 29 March 2022 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC-5) as part of the International Studies...

29 March 2022
Online, Nashville, United States
Past event
Working Paper
Revisiting the links between economic inequality and political violence: The role of social mobilization

The main aim of this paper is to explore theoretically important mechanisms through which economic inequalities may affect the emergence of political violence given the forms of social mobilization they (may) generate...

Inequality Political violence Social mobilization
UN Photo/Stuart Price Institutional legacies of violent conflict

Theme: Transforming states

Violent conflict Political violence Wartime governance
Inequality and governance in unstable democracies – the mediating role of trust

Theme: Transforming states

Governance Trust Economic inequality
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An empirical analysis of state fragility and growth: The impact of state ineffectiveness and political violence

The role of the state in promoting development is well established in the institutional economics literature. Yet, in recent decades the attention has been turned to the opposite side of the spectrum...

State fragility State ineffectiveness Political violence
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