State-Sponsored Mass Murder

  title={State-Sponsored Mass Murder},
  author={Matthew Krain},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={331 - 360}
  • Matthew Krain
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
The author argues that openings in the political opportunity structure, rather than the levels of concentration of power, best predict the onset of genocides or politicides and which states will engage in the most severe state-sponsored mass murder. These and other hypotheses are tested. Analysis of logit models reveals that civil war involvement is the most consistent predictor of the onset of genocides or politicides, and other political opportunity structure variables have some effects… 
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