Security Forces and Sexual Violence: A Cross-National Analysis of a Principal—Agent Argument

@article{Butler2007SecurityFA,
  title={Security Forces and Sexual Violence: A Cross-National Analysis of a Principal—Agent Argument},
  author={Christopher K. Butler and Tali Gluch and N. Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={669 - 687}
}
  • Christopher K. Butler, Tali Gluch, N. Mitchell
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
  • This article investigates sexual violence committed by government security forces. It focuses on the issue of delegation. It uses principal—agent logic to understand sexual violence committed by these forces and to set up a cross-national empirical analysis. The article provides an approach to measuring the amount of agent discretion in a political system and an analysis of new cross-national data on the incidence of rape and sexual violence committed by police and security forces. It is argued… CONTINUE READING
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