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Terms & Definitions:

  • inequality - the level to which one group in a society has advantages over other groups
  • political system - The institutions related to governing the state and its populace
  • political power - Ability of individuals to have the ability to effect outcomes in the political system

Scope Conditions:

  1. Group members must be able to communicate with each other
  2. The group must have the resources, capabilities, and technical knowledge to carry out a instance of AMV
  3. A violent framing ideology must be present
  4. This theory does not apply to states, state sponsored groups, or the mentally ill

Propositions:

  1. The greater the inequality, the greater the conflict salience
  2. The less political power available to a group, the greater conflict salience
  3. The greater the cultural distance between groups, the greater the conflict salience
  4. If a precipitating event occurs, then conflict salience will increase
  5. The greater the conflict salience, the greater likelihood that AMV will occur
Title: Theory of Agenda Motivated Violence
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