Explaining the onset of mass killing, 1949—87

  title={Explaining the onset of mass killing, 1949—87},
  author={F. W. Wayman and A. Tago},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={13 - 3}
This article aims to demonstrate that differences in the two major datasets can significantly affect the results of predictions of mass political killing. Mass political killing (such as Hitler’s killing of some six million Jews, or the Rwanda genocide of 1994) has been studied for decades with the aid of valuable datasets measuring ‘democide’ and ‘genocide and politicide’, respectively. Without attempting to take sides as to whether one or the other is a more valid measure of the phenomenon of… Expand
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