Talk:Political violence

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Quality article ?![edit]

Write a decent article specifically about the topic if you want this page to survive. I removed any off topic section that doesn't belong here as written and all what is left is the introduction (not going into details about the quality of that...).TMCk (talk) 23:44, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Agree, absolutely terribly written article, lack of sources and poor sources.--R-41 (talk) 00:35, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

NPOV tag removed.[edit]

I removed the NPOV tag. First of all, there's no discussion of why this tag was even added to article, except for one vague comment about the article being "terrible". After reading through the article, I did not see any blindingly obvious examples of NPOV violations.

Is the article anti-American? Anti-Western? Anti-Conservative? Too focused on Western nations? Does it give undue weight to very recent history? What? I hate trying to guess the motivation of random editors who tag an article without explaining their reasoning. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 21:21, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

State vs non-state violence[edit]

The lead summarizes political violence as violence used to achieve political goals. However, the body of the article primarily summarizes violence carried out by states or governments, such as police brutality, war, and counter-insurgancy. Political violence by non-state entities, such as terrorism, resistance movements, etc., is not mentioned. It seems like the article should either be moved to a different title (such as "State violence") or should be expanded to encompass all forms of political violence. (talk) 19:37, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Actually it seems that the ideal solution would be to move the current body into a new article, perhaps State violence, with a lead like "State violence is violence carried out by a state or government for political purposes." The lead from this article would remain as a stub, with see also links to Monopoly on violence, Rebellion, Resistance movement, Terrorism, Violent non-state actor, etc. (talk) 19:58, 25 April 2015 (UTC)