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Distributed violence is a concept that is sensitive to the unequal concentration of the right to, means of, and vulnerability to, violence. It highlights how violence is spread over space, time, and between people and groups. It further maintains that how violence is distributed has implications for how it is perceived, whether as legitimate or illegitimate, normal or exceptional, and acceptable or unacceptable. This entry offers a definition of distributed violence and further explores its impact and manifestations. Specific attention is given to the impact of distributed violence on children and youth.

Understanding Distributed Violence in Context

To ask about how violence is distributed is to inquire into who is seen to have the right to violence and conversely who is not. The most obvious exemplar of ...

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