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Chapter 7: Contentious Politics: Social Movements, Political Violence, and Revolution
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Political activity that is at least in apart beyond institutional bounds, involving extra-institutional activity such as petitions, protests, riots, violence, civil war, and revolution.
Part of civil society; they have a loosely defined organizational structure and represent people who perceive themselves to be outside formal institutions, seek major socioeconomic or political changes, or employ non-institutional forms of collective action.
a group's or individual's belief that they are not getting their share of of something of value relative to others.
Political Opportunity Structure
The extent to which a regime is open to influence from social movements and other extra-institutional groups.
The use of physical force by non-state actors for political ends.
a situation in which two or more groups do not trust and may even fear one another, and do not believe that institutional constraints will protect them, increasing likelihood that violence will break out between them.
Two or more armed groups, at least one of which is tied to the most recent regime in power, fight for control of the state.
Political violence or the threat of violence by groups or individuals who deliberately target civilians or noncombatants in order to influence the behavior and actions of targeted publics and governments.
The fundamental transformation of an existing regime, instigated and primarily carried out by a social movement or armed group.
a fundamental transformation of a regime and social structure instigated and primarily carried out by a social movement or armed group.
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