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Paths to State Repression : Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics - Christian Davenport

Paths to State Repression

Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics

By: Christian Davenport (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th March 2000
ISBN: 9780847693917
Number Of Pages: 264

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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.

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.--Mark I. Lichbach, University of California, Riverside

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Domestic Threats, Dissent, and State Repression
Domestic Threats: The Abuse of Personal Integrityp. 27
Political Repression: Threat Perception and Transnational Solidarity Groupsp. 71
Protest Targeting and Repression: Campaigns against Water Projects in Indonesiap. 109
Exploring Dynamic Interactions
Coercion and Protest: An Empirical Test Revisitedp. 127
Why Are Collective Conflicts "Stable"?p. 149
Mobilization, Opportunity Structure, and Polity Responsiveness: The Role of Repression in the Intifadap. 173
Bringing the State Back In (Again)
Protest, Democratization, and Human Rights in Africap. 195
Exploring the Ameliorating Effects of Democracy on Political Repression: Cross-National Evidencep. 217
Indexp. 241
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 247
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ISBN: 9780847693917
ISBN-10: 0847693910
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 28th March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 14.96  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.35