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Racist violence: A comparison of Germany and the Netherlands

Palsma, R.R. (2014) Racist violence: A comparison of Germany and the Netherlands.

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Abstract:The aim of this study is to explain possible differences in racist violence between Germany and the Netherlands. First the number of racist violence incidents in both countries needs to be explained and put in perspective to each other. In order to understand the topic the conceptualization part constitutes of the concept racist violence and race itself. The study then focusses on why there are more racist violence acts in one country compared to the other country, therefore the grievance and the political opportunity theory will be tested. This part will make up the explanatory part of the research. At the end the study will show if there is a relationship between racist violence and the indicator of the grievance and political opportunity theory.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:71 sociology
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
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