Does Democracy Matter?

  title={Does Democracy Matter?},
  author={Sara Wade and Dan Reiter},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={329 - 348}
This article conducts quantitative tests on the relationship between regime type and suicide terrorism for 1980 to 2003. We present the recently popularized argument that democracies are more likely to experience suicide terrorism and a new hypothesis that mixed regimes are especially likely to experience suicide terrorism. We offer several improvements in research design, including using more controls, the nation-year as the unit of analysis, and more appropriate statistical techniques. Using… Expand

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