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Análise Psicológica

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SILVA, Raquel Beleza Pereira da  and  MACHADO, Carla. O envolvimento na luta armada política em Portugal: A perspectiva dos seus actores. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1-2, pp.193-213. ISSN 0870-8231.

The purpose of this article is to study the involvement in armed political fight in Portugal. Thus, we have taken the perspective of individual participants. This may point to future ways of dealing with the phenomenon. In order to access such perspectives we aimed to explore (a) the initiation/entry into the group (b) the interpersonal dynamics within the group, (c) life within the group versus everyday life, (d) the management of underground life (e) the role of women in the movement, (f) the ethical, moral, psychological, ideological, etc., justifications for their actions, (g) the management of moments and actions perceived to be undesirable, (h) the management of the doubt and self-questioning, (i) popular support, and (j) the meaning of actions and involvement in the past and present. We used a qualitative methodology that gave preference to the method of semi-structured interviews with participants in movements of armed political fight in Portugal in the past. The presentation and discussion of the results mirror the position of participants throughout the topics mentioned above compared, when possible, with data collected from literature on the subject.

Keywords : Armed fight; Terrorism; Underground life.

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