State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace

State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace

by Christian Davenport
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State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace

Does democracy reduce state repression as human rights activism, funding, and policy suggest? What are the limitations of this argument? Investigating 137 countries from 1976 to 1996, State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace seeks to shed light on these questions. Specifically, it finds that electoral participation and competition generally reduces personal integrity violations like torture and mass killing; other aspects of democracy do not wield consistent influences. This negative influence can be overwhelmed by conflict, however, and thus there are important qualifications for the peace proposition.

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ISBN-13: 9780521168717
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/05/2010
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Figures; Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Repression and the search for peace; 2. Disaggregation and contextualization; 3. Data and methodology; 4. Democratic pacification: the direct effects of voice and veto; 5. Peace under fire: the interactive effect of democracy and conflict; 6. (Re)considering domestic peace; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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