VOL. 3, NO. 1, PGS. 1–8


The Problem with Violence in Politics
A conversation with Kimberly Hutchings

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Kimberly Hutchings is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. Her latest book is Can Political Violence Ever Be Justified?

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What is politics? What is the purpose of politics?

My colleague, Elizabeth Frazer, and I in our forthcoming book Can Political Violence Ever be Justified? defined “politics” as being to do with: “winning, securing, stabilising, destabilising, deploying or challenging the power to govern”. This applies to state and non-state contexts and actors, and includes various kinds of mechanisms, from [...]

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