Fomenting Political Violence: An Introduction

  • Steffen KrügerEmail author
  • Karl Figlio
  • Barry Richards
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)


In this introduction we use a speech by Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, as an example with which to explain the psychosocial outlook of the volume. ‘If you had raped three, I will admit it, that’s on me,’ Duterte told soldiers tasked with battling Muslim rebels. We follow the reception of this and others of Duterte’s statements in order to map the theoretical frame laid out by the concepts of fantasy, language, media, and action and offer various interpretations and analyses of the unfolding scenes. Subsequently, we introduce the volume’s chapters with reference to the theoretical frame thus set up.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic StudiesUniversity of EssexColchesterUK
  3. 3.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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