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Paths to State Repression: Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics
     

Paths to State Repression: Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics

by Christian Davenport
 

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In the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of interest in repression and violence within states. Paths to State Repression improves our understanding of why states use political repression, highlighting its relationship to dissent and mass protest. The authors draw upon a wide variety of political-economic contexts, methodological approaches, and geographic

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In the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of interest in repression and violence within states. Paths to State Repression improves our understanding of why states use political repression, highlighting its relationship to dissent and mass protest. The authors draw upon a wide variety of political-economic contexts, methodological approaches, and geographic locales, including Cuba, Nicaragua, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Israel, Eastern Europe, and Africa. This book is invaluable to all who wish to better understand why central authorities violate and restrict human rights and how states can break their cycles of conflict.

Editorial Reviews

American Political Science Review
It is a treasure-trove of useful articles with references. This book will further enhance Davenport's reputation as a leading scholar in the field of political repression.
Charles Tilly
All students of repression and dissent owe a debt to Christian Davenport and his collaborators, not only for assembling important evidence about how repression and dissent work in today's world, but also for looking hard at the way one incites the other—as well as thinking through conditions and interventions that might reverse vicious cycles of mutual destruction.
Mark I. Lichbach
The contributors to this timely volume tell us a lot about how democracy and human rights, on the one hand, and state repression and political coercion, on the other, influence social movements and political conflict. These original essays will be widely read and appreciated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461640592
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
8 MB

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Christian Davenport is associate professor of government and politics and senior fellow and director of research for the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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