The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence

  title={The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence},
  author={Laia Balcells and Lesley-Ann Daniels and Abel Escrib{\`a}-Folch},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={33 - 48}
What accounts for low-intensity intergroup violence? This article explores the determinants of low-intensity sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, which has marked the post-1998 peace agreement period. Low-intensity violence comprises a variety of events from riots to attacks against other civilians as well as against homes and symbolic buildings such as churches. We argue that this violence is more likely and prevalent in interface areas where similarly sized rival communities are… 

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