The Use of Repression as a Response to Domestic Dissent

  title={The Use of Repression as a Response to Domestic Dissent},
  author={Sabine C Carey},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={167 - 186}
  • Sabine C Carey
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Political Science
  • Political Studies
This study contributes to our understanding of government repression in response to internal threats using a quantitative approach. In contrast to previous research, it focuses on the outbreak of state terror and on how different types of domestic dissent influence the risk of such severe state-sponsored violence. The empirical analysis distinguishes between demonstrations, strikes, riots, guerrilla attacks and revolutions, which vary in the level of violence and in the level of organisation… 

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