The author discusses a basic premise of psychodynamic political psychology, that of coping strategies being used to manage personal conflict which are often similar strategies used to manage political conflict.
"Trends. Self-Inflicted Injury as Coping Strategy: An Example from Hamas,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol4/iss14/3