State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) (Paperback)

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State Repression and the Domestic Democratic Peace (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521168717
ISBN-10: 0521168716
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 9th, 2010
Pages: 254
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics