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The evolution of pandemic influenza: evidence from India, 1918–19
BackgroundThe 1918–19 ‘Spanish’ Influenza was the most devastating pandemic in recent history, with estimates of global mortality ranging from 20 to 50 million. The focal point of the pandemic wasExpand
Mortality From the Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919: The Case of India
Estimates of worldwide mortality from the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 vary widely, from 15 million to 100 million. In terms of loss of life, India was the focal point of this profound demographicExpand
Transnational cocaine and heroin flow networks in western Europe: A comparison.
BACKGROUND A comparison of the properties of drug flow networks for cocaine and heroin in a group of 17 western European countries is provided with the aim of understanding the implications of theirExpand
A geographic analysis of population density thresholds in the influenza pandemic of 1918–19
BackgroundGeographic variables play an important role in the study of epidemics. The role of one such variable, population density, in the spread of influenza is controversial. Prior studies haveExpand
Deaths Associated with Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19, Japan
Current estimates of deaths from the influenza pandemic of 1918–19 in Japan are based on vital records and range from 257,000 to 481,000. The resulting crude death rate range of 0.47%–0.88% isExpand
Reassessing the Links between Regime Type and Economic Performance: Why Some Authoritarian Regimes Show Stable Growth and Others Do Not
This analysis challenges claims that regime type determines national economic performance, and hypothesizes that the level of public deliberation, rather than broad categories of regime type, is theExpand
Do consumers substitute opium for hashish? An economic analysis of simultaneous cannabinoid and opiate consumption in a legal regime.
AIM To analyze interrelationships in the consumption of opiates and cannabinoids in a legal regime and, specifically, whether consumers of opiates and cannabinoids treat them as substitutes for eachExpand
The Indonesian killings of 1965–1966: the case of Central Java
ABSTRACT The mass killings of 1965–1966 in Indonesia marked a watershed in its history. The consensus estimate of lives lost is 500,000. In this paper, demographic and geographic methods are used toExpand
The “Revolution of Rising Expectations,” Relative Deprivation, and the Urban Social Disorders of the 1960s
This essay analyzes the economic conditions associated with urban social disturbances in the United States in the 1960s. Using state-level data on the social disturbances in conjunction with censusExpand
New Findings on the Indonesian Killings of 1965–66
The anti-communist killings of 1965–66 comprised the single most traumatic political event in independent Indonesia, with a consensus estimate of approximately 500,000 deaths. However, theseExpand