Coercive Control in Conflict: Implications for Syria

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Joanne Hopkins


In Coercive Control in Conflict: Implications for Syria, Joanne Hopkins explores how the concept of coercive control can be used to help us understand the continuum of violence experienced by men and women in the Syrian conflict.  Hopkins moves beyond what most similar studies focus on, “… the use of physical violence by the state ….” and “… the state's systematic use of torture, imprisonment and rape …” and focuses instead on the “… need to understand the way that the state and other actors have employed a strategy of creating an atmosphere of fear alongside the physical acts of violence.”

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