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Zwischen Hasskriminalität und Terrorismus: politisch motivierte Gewalt in Deutschland

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Abstract "In Germany, politically motivated violence shows a broad range of motivations and ways in which it is organized and committed. It is definitely more than just hate criminality based on xenophobia and racism, as it has been in the focus of the public debate for a number of years. For, quantitatively "left-wing" political violence is not a quantité négligeable and -notwithstanding fundamental differences- has important elements in common with "right-wing" political violence. Accordingly, also the former does not at all lack forms of fighting "objective" enemies as they become obvious as “hate violence” when light is shed on the motivations for the relevant criminal acts. In particular confrontational violence deserves our attention. Apart from the wellknown constellation left-wing vs. right-wing this is particularly true for the new line of conflict between those being hostile to muslims on the one hand and Islamists/Salafists on the other, which becomes increasingly more important." (author's abstract)
Keywords political violence; right-wing radicalism; left-wing radicalism; etiology; motivation; offender; typology; group dynamics; hate; political criminality; Federal Republic of Germany; islamism; terrorism
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language German
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 325-349
Journal Totalitarismus und Demokratie, 10 (2013) 2
ISSN 1612-9008
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications