Meet the Researchers – James Michael Angove

Video series presents the Max Planck Institute and its researchers

July 04, 2022

Under the hashtag #MeetTheResearchers, this bi-weekly video series showcases a researcher and his/her field of research and discusses why Freiburg is a wonderful place to live and work.

 

Episode 8: James Michael Angove, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Public Law

Episode 8: James Michael Angove, Senior Researcher, De&shy;part&shy;ment of Public Law:<br />&ldquo;When political violence happens, it is tempting to point a finger at those who committed the violence or those who encouraged them. But, on inspection, modern political violence doesn&rsquo;t always meet these expectations. Re&shy;mem&shy;ber the &lsquo;Storm&rsquo; on the US Capitol build&shy;ing in 2021, which was plausibly encouraged by a powerful political figure.<br />This indirect enabling of political violence has become known as &lsquo;stochastic terrorism&rsquo;. We don&rsquo;t have many philosophical or legal anal&shy;yses of stochastic terrorism yet, and my re&shy;search here at the Institute aims to address this gap.&rdquo;

Meet the researchers – Video series introduces the MPI for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

Episode 8: James Michael Angove, Senior Researcher, De­part­ment of Public Law:
“When political violence happens, it is tempting to point a finger at those who committed the violence or those who encouraged them. But, on inspection, modern political violence doesn’t always meet these expectations. Re­mem­ber the ‘Storm’ on the US Capitol build­ing in 2021, which was plausibly encouraged by a powerful political figure.
This indirect enabling of political violence has become known as ‘stochastic terrorism’. We don’t have many philosophical or legal anal­yses of stochastic terrorism yet, and my re­search here at the Institute aims to address this gap.”
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