One-Thirteenth of a Data Point Does Not a Generalization Make: A Response to Dulić

  title={One-Thirteenth of a Data Point Does Not a Generalization Make: A Response to Duli{\'c}},
  author={Rudolph J. Rummel},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={103 - 104}
  • R. Rummel
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
While Dulić’s article is a helpful assessment of the sources Rummel used, it fails as a test of his general democide estimation methods or as an evaluation of his democide estimate for Tito’s Yugoslavia. Aside from mistakenly generalizing from one regime to Rummel’s results for 218, Dulić ignores 39 years of Rummel’s estimates for 1949–87 to concentrate on his own estimation of what Rummel’s estimate would be for 1944–48 (12.8% of the period Rummel covered). Dulić loads his estimate with war… 
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