Undermining Resistance Mobilization, Repression, and the Enforcement of Political Order

  title={Undermining Resistance Mobilization, Repression, and the Enforcement of Political Order},
  author={Christopher M. Sullivan},
This study examines attempts by authorities to undermine overt collective challenges, such as protests, riots, or armed attacks, by targeting activities that precede and/or support such behavior. After providing a theory of how repression and resistance develop, the study analyzes unique data drawn from the confidential records of the Guatemalan National Police to assess the use of repression during the years between 1975 and 1985. Empirical tests demonstrate that (1) government forces… CONTINUE READING


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