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The Constant Struggle Over Land, A case study of the Maoist movement and collective resistance to land aquisition in India

Svendsen, Ida Valentine Marianne LU (2012) FKVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Concurrent with the acceleration of globalization there has been an increasing tendency of communal conflicts. Resisting the possibility of the Indian government to acquire land, an expanding movement of opposition is taking place. The purpose of this paper is to highlight what motivates people to turn toward violence. The paper focuses on the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh, India, tracing the processes of the relationships of violence within the society as well as the collective feeling of deprivation. Aiming to emphasize what makes people join the Maoists in their violent struggle a correlation between the motivations and the final action is demonstrated. The findings conclude that violent relationships existing within the society... (More)
Concurrent with the acceleration of globalization there has been an increasing tendency of communal conflicts. Resisting the possibility of the Indian government to acquire land, an expanding movement of opposition is taking place. The purpose of this paper is to highlight what motivates people to turn toward violence. The paper focuses on the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh, India, tracing the processes of the relationships of violence within the society as well as the collective feeling of deprivation. Aiming to emphasize what makes people join the Maoists in their violent struggle a correlation between the motivations and the final action is demonstrated. The findings conclude that violent relationships existing within the society reinforces violence, which can be a fundamental factor when people are motivated to join the Maoists in their rebellion. (Less)
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author
Svendsen, Ida Valentine Marianne LU
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organization
course
FKVK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Communal conflict, Land, Violence, Maoists, Deprivation
language
English
id
2545137
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2012-06-27 10:25:53
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2012-06-27 10:25:53
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  abstract     = {Concurrent with the acceleration of globalization there has been an increasing tendency of communal conflicts. Resisting the possibility of the Indian government to acquire land, an expanding movement of opposition is taking place. The purpose of this paper is to highlight what motivates people to turn toward violence. The paper focuses on the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh, India, tracing the processes of the relationships of violence within the society as well as the collective feeling of deprivation. Aiming to emphasize what makes people join the Maoists in their violent struggle a correlation between the motivations and the final action is demonstrated. The findings conclude that violent relationships existing within the society reinforces violence, which can be a fundamental factor when people are motivated to join the Maoists in their rebellion.},
  author       = {Svendsen, Ida Valentine Marianne},
  keyword      = {Communal conflict,Land,Violence,Maoists,Deprivation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Constant Struggle Over Land, A case study of the Maoist movement and collective resistance to land aquisition in India},
  year         = {2012},
}