By Steffen Hurka

While the motives of rampage violence were analysed completely in diversified educational disciplines, we rarely recognize whatever concerning the components that impact their results for public coverage. This publication addresses rampage shootings in Western Europe and their conditional impression on politicization and coverage swap within the sector of gun control.

The writer units out to resolve the criteria that facilitate or abate the entry of gun keep an eye on to the political time table within the wake of rampage shootings and analyses why a few political debates bring about profound shifts of the coverage established order, whereas others peter out with none legislative reactions. In so doing, the publication not just contributes to the theoretical literature on crisis-induced coverage making, but in addition presents a wealth of case-study facts on rampage shootings as empirical phenomena. specifically, the level to which gun regulate will get politicized as a coverage failure can both outcome from a bottom-up technique (event severity and media strain) or from a top-down common sense (issue possession and the electoral cycle). together with 12 case reports at the rampage shootings that have caused a debate over the appropriateness of the affected nations´ gun guidelines, it illustrates that the best way political procedures spread after rampage shootings relies strongly on particular causal configurations and attracts comparisons among the instances lined within the e-book and how rampage shootings tend to be handled within the United States.

This textual content may be of key curiosity to students and scholars of public coverage, coverage research, eu Politics and extra widely to comparative politics, criminology, psychology, and sociology.

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