Bullying ranges from simpleone-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more 'lieutenants' who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his bullyingactivities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Robert W. Fuller has analyzed bullying in the context of rankism.
Bullying can occur in anycontext in which human beings interact with each other. This includes school, church, family, the workplace, home, and neighborhoods. It is even a common push factor inmigration. Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes, and even between countries (see jingoism). In fact, on an international scale, perceived or realimbalances of power between nations, in both economic systems and in treaty systems, are often cited as some of the primary causes of both World War I and World War II.