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BARRETO, IDALY; BORJA, HENRY; SERRANO, YENY  and  LOPEZ-LOPEZ, WILSON. Legitimacy as a Process in Political Violence, Mass Media and Peace Culture Building. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.3, pp.737-748. ISSN 1657-9267.

This article examines the beliefs and social legitimacy as important elements in the emergence, maintenance and evolution of political violence and the role of the media and building cultures of peace. In this dynamic of armed conflict and peace, the discourses are constructed by social groups such as the structural changes that society needs to develop a culture of peace, so that the media play an important role, and functioning as a of the main tools that the armed (or out of state law) used to broadcast the speeches prepared in the framework of psychological operations whose purpose is to legitimize the violence engaged in combating the opponent.

Keywords : Legitimacy; Political Violence; Cultures of Peace; Political Violence; Culture Of Peace; Legitimacy of Governments.

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