Meet the Researchers – James Michael Angove
Video series presents the Max Planck Institute and its researchers
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
Meet the researchers – Video series introduces the MPI for the Study of Crime, Security and 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.”