No Lessons Learned from the Holocaust? Assessing Risks of Genocide and Political Mass Murder since 1955

  title={No Lessons Learned from the Holocaust? Assessing Risks of Genocide and Political Mass Murder since 1955},
  author={Barbara Harff},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={57 - 73}
  • Barbara Harff
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
This article reports a test of a structural model of the antecedents of genocide and politicide (political mass murder). A case–control research design is used to test alternative specifications of a multivariate model that identifies preconditions of geno-/politicide. The universe of analysis consists of 126 instances of internal war and regime collapse that began between 1955 and 1997, as identified by the State Failure project. Geno-/politicides began during 35 of these episodes of state… 
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