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The article examines the roles of various actors and the ethical and practical Implications of Boston College tapes case for researching political violence

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Many thought that research with former combatants would be impossible after this case.


Research with combatants requires careful legal and ethical preparation and research of this nature pre-dates the Boston College tapes case and is likely to continue in future, with due regard to legal and ethical constraints.

Marie Breen-Smyth
University of Massachusetts Boston

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This page is a summary of: Interviewing combatants: lessons from the Boston College Case, Contemporary Social Science, July 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/21582041.2019.1637533.
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