Political science homework week of february 9th/2017. Political conflict: a dispute or disagreement usually involving groups and the state over something government is doing or proposed to do. Political protest: oppositional political action that takes place outside formal channels, generally seeking to have government make significant changes in its policies. Civil disobedience: deliberate law breaking that accepts punishment by state authorities as part of the action. Guerrilla warfare: a form of highly political warfare built around lightly armed irregulars who oppose a government and use hit and run tactics and political work to take power. Insurgency: a rebellion or revolt especially one employing the tools of guerrilla warfare. Revolution: the use of violence to overthrow a government, especially when rapid, thoroughgoing social, economic and political restructuring follows the overthrow. Terrorism: the deliberate use of violence designed to induce fear in a population in order to achieve a political objective.