Two Concepts of Violence

@article{Bufacchi2005TwoCO,
  title={Two Concepts of Violence},
  author={Vittorio Bufacchi},
  journal={Political Studies Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={193 - 204}
}
The aim of this review article is to explore some theoretical issues regarding the nature and scope of violence. There are two ways of thinking about violence: in terms of an act of force, or in terms of a violation. Those who define violence as an intentional act of excessive or destructive force endorse a narrow conception of violence (the Minimalist Conception of Violence or MCV), while those who see violence in terms of a violation of rights champion a broader conception of violence (the… Expand
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