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The diversity of repression: measuring state repressive repertoires with events data

Bagozzi, Benjamin E, Berliner, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-0285-0215 and Welch, Ryan M (2021) The diversity of repression: measuring state repressive repertoires with events data. Journal of Peace Research, 58 (5). 1126 - 1136. ISSN 0022-3433

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0022343320983424


Tactical repertoires of mobilization and repression play an essential role in understanding dynamics of political violence, yet existing quantitative approaches focus primarily on intensities or counts of repressive actions. We focus instead on the diversity of repression, and demonstrate a novel method of measuring repertoires of state repression using event data. We show that more repressive states are likely to employ more diverse repertoires of repression, rather than specializing narrowly in particularly coercive tactics. We demonstrate that, globally, repertoires of state repression are growing less diverse over time. Finally, in the Online appendix, we model repertoires of repression across countries and over time, finding evidence of broader repertoires during protest and civil war, but narrower under democratic regimes and international human rights treaties.

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Additional Information: © 2021 SAGE
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 13:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024 16:24

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