Carlos E. Costa, Ph.D. (Committee Chair); Laura M. Luehrmann, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Pramod Kantha, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Master of Arts (MA)
How does relative deprivation cause people to condone political violence? This thesis investigates this question by utilizing survey data conducted in Bangladesh. Scarcity of public resources, lethal political confrontation and poor resource allocation make Bangladesh a fertile ground for violence. Although the survey suggests a relationship exists between relative deprivation and the public attitude toward condoning political violence, the regression analysis reveals that the relationship is imprecise. Small sample size, lack of technical capacity, and limited applicability of the foundational theory may have caused this imprecise outcome. The study concludes by providing recommendations for future research to undertake a mixed method for this sensitive topic.
Department or Program
Department of Political Science
Year Degree Awarded
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