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Democratic Breakdown and the Hidden Perils of the Democratic Peace
One empirical regularity in International Relations appears consistent: democracies rarely fight one another. However, this article maintains that the democratic peace comes with hidden costs.Expand
Repression, opportunity, and innovation: The evolution of terrorism in Xinjiang, China
ABSTRACT How does state repression affect the incidence and impact of terrorism? This study conducts a process tracing analysis of the ongoing contention between the Uyghur separatist movement andExpand
Honor and Terrorism: Cultural Origins of the Severity of Terrorist Attacks
Objective Why are some terrorist attacks so much more devastating than others? Despite the importance of this question, few studies examine the great variance in lethality across terrorist incidents.Expand
Revolutionary Homophobia: Explaining State Repression against Sexual Minorities
  • Joshua Tschantret
  • Political Science
  • British Journal of Political Science
  • 1 February 2019
Abstract Why do unthreatening social groups become targets of state repression? Repression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is especially puzzling since sexual minorities,Expand
Cleansing the Caliphate: Insurgent Violence against Sexual Minorities
Why do insurgents target certain groups for extermination? Despite a great deal of attention to the targeting of civilian ethnic minorities, comparatively little scholarship exists on insurgentExpand
Nuclear Legitimacy: Why Insurgents Seek and Destroy Nuclear Technology*
Scholars observe that we know little about what motivates non-state actors’ strategic interest in nuclear technology. This article argues that insurgents with ideological ambitions to form new stat...
Democratic breakdown and terrorism
Democracy is one of the most consistent predictors of terrorism. Yet we know little about why there is an apparent relationship between terrorism and democracy. In this article, I argue that previo...
The old terrorism: a dataset, 1860 – 1969
ABSTRACT Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, research on terrorism has grown exponentially. Data limitations, however, have made temporal generalization difficult. Most terrorism datasets extend backExpand