Name Course Tutor Date Political Violence Political violence can be described as a type of violence that is used to achieve political goals by the perpetrators in a political system. Most of these perpetrators always feel that violence is the only option for a government to retort to their demands (Ulusoy p. 13). If it’s the government initiating the violence then they also think it is the only thing they are justified to do to guard their leadership or territory. Political violence can occur in different forms in any form of government. Any situation needs to be handled in a moderate manner for it not to turn out fatal. Therefore violence in a political system is necessary as it can assist in bringing about a desired change or uphold a certain political order. Violence plays a crucial role in a government to keep it at its toes. It can Tamil Tigers." Breaking News World News & Video from Al Jazeera 20 Nov. 2009 aljazeera.com Eliot A. The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force. 2016. De Búrca Aoibhín. "Israel and Palestine Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades." Preventing Political Violence Against Civilians 2014 pp. 92-138. Hashim Ahmed. When Counterinsurgency Wins: Sri Lanka's Defeat of the Tamil Tigers. U of Pennsylvania P 2013.Immell Myra. The Cuban Revolution. Greenhaven P 2013. Lewis John. "Animal Rights Extremism and Ecoterrorism." FBI 2004 archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/testimony/animal-rights-extremism-and-ecoterrorism.N’Diaye Boubacar. "Mauritania August 2005: Justice and democracy or just another coup?" African Affairs vol. 105 no. 420 2006 pp. 421-441. Schwarzmantel John. "Democracy and violence: a theoretical overview." Democratization vol. 17 no. 2 2010 pp. 217-234. Townshend Charles. "The Necessity of Political Violence: A Review Article." Comparative Studies in Society and History vol. 29 no. 02 2009 pp. 314-319. Ulusoy M D. Political Violence Organized Crimes Terrorism and Youth. IOS P 2008. VALI Abbas. "Kurdish Nationalism in Iran." Journal of Kurdish Studies vol. 2 no. 1 2005 pp. 1-12. [...]
What are the different roles of violence in a political system, both in maintaining a particular political order and in bringing about political change? When is violence more likely to be resorted to and why might it succeed? Is it sometimes necessary? Your analysis should include discussions of the problems of the institutions in a political system, different ways the government authorities may resort to force, and the political culture of the communities. How do value judgements cloud discussions of the legitimacy of violence in a political system?