Revolutionary Leaders and Mass Killing

  title={Revolutionary Leaders and Mass Killing},
  author={Nam Kyu Kim},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={289 - 317}
  • N. Kim
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
This article argues that revolutionary leaders are more willing to commit mass killing than nonrevolutionary leaders. Revolutionary leaders are more ideologically committed to transforming society, more risk tolerant, and more likely to view the use of violence as appropriate and effective. Furthermore, such leaders tend to command highly disciplined and loyal organizations, built in the course of revolutionary struggles, that can perpetrate mass killing. This study uses time series cross… 

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