Repression, opportunity, and innovation: The evolution of terrorism in Xinjiang, China

  title={Repression, opportunity, and innovation: The evolution of terrorism in Xinjiang, China},
  author={Joshua Tschantret},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={569 - 588}
ABSTRACT How does state repression affect the incidence and impact of terrorism? This study conducts a process tracing analysis of the ongoing contention between the Uyghur separatist movement and the Chinese state to provide a plausible explanation for the present lack of consensus on this question. Relying on insights from collective action theory, it argues that although repression was initially successful in curtailing the opportunistic use of terrorism, novel political opportunity allowed… Expand
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