Questions tagged [monopoly-on-violence]

State monopoly on violence is the concept that the state alone has the right to use or authorize the use of physical force. It is widely regarded as a defining characteristic of the modern state.

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Can the US Federal Government be considered to hold a State Monopoly on Violence?

I came upon the political science topic of State Monopoly on Violence and was ruminating on past and contemporary political structures, curious what a system where no party was afforded this monopoly ...