Structural and Direct Violence

  title={Structural and Direct Violence},
  author={J. Galtung and T. H{\"o}ivik},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={73 - 76}
In comparing these two types of violence only one aspect of structural violence will be discussed here: that which kills, although slowly, and undramatically from the point of view of direct violence. It should be kept in mind that there are very many other very different types of structural violence. In order to compare violence that kills slowly and violence that kills quickly, violence that is anonymous and violence that has an author, there has to be a common unit. Direct violence is… Expand
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