Publication Date

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Committee Members

Carlos E. Costa, Ph.D. (Committee Chair); Laura M. Luehrmann, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Pramod Kantha, Ph.D. (Committee Member)

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

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.

Page Count

75

Year Degree Awarded

2020

ORCID ID

0000-0002-1988-9968


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