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As defined by the US FBI, 'the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives'
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Colour-coded ratings of the 200 countries and territories measured act as a gauge for the overall level of risk from terrorism and political violence to business in each country.
Political Violence coverage is growing, and is sought mainly by clients who have bought standalone Terrorism cover in the past and feel their current Terrorism coverage is not broad enough; or, by those with exposures in developing markets (Asia, Africa, the Middle East and some parts of South America) who have refocused their concerns on country risk, Tucker says.
There remain potential gaps in coverage because some companies need to consider purchasing broader political violence insurance which, along with sabotage and terrorism, covers additional perils such as riots, strikes, civil commotion, rebellion and insurrection.
He added that seeing as current violence being witnessed in Egypt is largely the result of power struggles arising out of politics, that coverage of such violence should be included under political violence policies.
Yet we know that political violence extends beyond state actions, and that there is an increasing privatization of transitional justice processes.
Grievances and discrimination are necessary but not sufficient conditions for political violence to occur.
Political violence insurance protects an insured against property and income losses incurred as a result of politically charged events in the foreign country, including war, civil unrest, revolution, riots and politically motivated terrorism.
Despite bringing an end to the worst political violence in Thailand's modern history, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is in no mood for any kind of celebration, Reuters reported.
To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face: Libertarian Political Violence and the Origins of the Militia Movement, Robert H.
THERE is no such thing as political murder, political bombing or political violence.
How Terrorism is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence.