Policy Disputes, Political Survival, and the Onset and Severity of State Repression

@article{Ritter2014PolicyDP,
  title={Policy Disputes, Political Survival, and the Onset and Severity of State Repression},
  author={Emily Hencken Ritter},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={58},
  pages={143 - 168}
}
  • E. Ritter
  • Published 1 February 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
Under what conditions will a state repress its citizens? The literature examining human rights violations lacks consensus over exactly how repression and dissent are interrelated. I argue that contradictions have arisen because scholars have not derived expectations consistent with modeling three common assumptions: (1) dissent and repression are causally interrelated (2) states and groups are in conflict over some policy or good and (3) authorities repress to remain in office. I develop a… 

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