The present study will document the number of acts of violence carried out by the Doukhobors in Canada during the period 1900-1976 as well as assess the influence of two potentially important causal factors: (i) leadership style and (ii) stress and strain on the incidence of violence. While a great deal has been written on the Doukhobors, much of the material is of a “sensational” variety and lacks any serious analytical framework. Few researchers have tried to systematically document the actual number of conflicts engaged in by Doukhobors or relate these periodic episodes of conflict to potential causes.

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