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Chapter 6 – The Social Science of Political Violence

Stefan Malthaner, Donatella della Porta, and Lorenzo Bosi


Mapping Militants is a project of the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. The project identifies patterns in the evolution of militant organizations in specified conflict theatres and provides representations of changing relationships among groups.


The Standing Group on Political Violence of the ECPR provides a collaborative network and infrastructure for international junior and senior scholars working on aspects of political violence, including riots, guerrilla warfare, insurgency, terrorism, rebellion, and civil wars. 


This website hosts blog essays discussing the relationship between terrorism and social movements.


This website collects digitized documents and other online resources on the history of the German Red Army Faction.


Here you can access “Research on Social Movements and Political Violence”, an important article written by Donatella della Porta (2008). 


Here you can find background-information and resources on al-Jamaa al-Islamiyya on the START website.