Paths to State Repression
Human Rights Violations and Contentious Politics
Contributions by George Aditjondro, Christian Davenport, Ronald Francisco, Linda Camp Keith, John C. King, David Kowalewski, Drew Noble Lanier, Chris Lee, Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris, Sandra Maline, Susan McMillan, Will Moore, Steven Peterson, Steven C. Poe, Karen Rasler, James Scarritt, C Neal Tate Edited by Christian Davenport
Publication date:15 March 2000
Length of book:264 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
In the last ten years, there has been a resurgence of interest in repression and violence within states. Paths to State Repression improves our understanding of why states use political repression, highlighting its relationship to dissent and mass protest. The authors draw upon a wide variety of political-economic contexts, methodological approaches, and geographic locales, including Cuba, Nicaragua, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Israel, Eastern Europe, and Africa. This book is invaluable to all who wish to better understand why central authorities violate and restrict human rights and how states can break their cycles of conflict.
All students of repression and dissent owe a debt to Christian Davenport and his collaborators, not only for assembling important evidence about how repression and dissent work in today's world, but also for looking hard at the way one incites the other—as well as thinking through conditions and interventions that might reverse vicious cycles of mutual destruction.