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Janus-faced Social Movements: Factors that Influence the Choice of Non-violent over Violent Tactics in Political Movements

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This study looks at environmental factors that explain the speed, temporary setbacks and degree of success in transitions from violence to non-violent behavior by movements that historically retain both a violent and peaceful political character.

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Graham, Leah. "Janus-faced Social Movements: Factors that Influence the Choice of Non-violent over Violent Tactics in Political Movements" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, Apr 03, 2008 <Not Available>. 2013-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267837_index.html>

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Graham, L. M. , 2008-04-03 "Janus-faced Social Movements: Factors that Influence the Choice of Non-violent over Violent Tactics in Political Movements" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL Online <PDF>. 2013-12-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p267837_index.html

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Abstract: This study looks at environmental factors that explain the speed, temporary setbacks and degree of success in transitions from violence to non-violent behavior by movements that historically retain both a violent and peaceful political character.

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Janus-faced Political Movements: Factors Influencing Violent and Non-violent Tactics of Mobilization Leah M. Graham University of Missouri Columbia lmgb66@mizzou.edu Abstract: Examples abound of movements once entirely fixated on violent aims choosing to enter the political arena exchanging politics by force for politics of a gentler sort. These groups exhibit a “janus- faced” personality in their behavior simultaneously including militancy and non-violent political mobilization in their toolbox of behavioral options. In order to be seen as legitimate actors and survive
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