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Blaming and Targeting Refugees in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Blaming and Targeting Refugees in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Prevalent governmental violence against refugees is 47% more likely in the wake of a terrorist attack, and it is probable that this violence is a form of scapegoating against refugee communities rather than a direct means to greater security.

How Repression Can Backfire To Fuel Resistance

How Repression Can Backfire To Fuel Resistance

During resistance movements, repression can backfire. Rather than crippling the resistance, repression often fuels resistance and undercuts the legitimacy of a power elite.