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The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes

Authors: Mukherjee, Bumba, Koren, Ore

  • Speaks to four main academic topics: political violence, and mass killing in particular; repression in autocracies; civil disobedience and dissent; and the interaction between domestic politics and market equilibria
  • Offers case studies of relevance to broader policy research in international development 
  • Addresses important theoretical and empirical areas that have not received sufficient scholarly attention
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This book develops a detailed, disaggregated theoretical and empirical framework that explains variations in mass killing by authoritarian regimes globally, with a specific focus on Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Using a combination of game-theoretic, statistical, and qualitative approaches, this project explicates when civilians within nondemocratic states will mobilize against the ruling elite, and when such mobilization will result in mass killing. In doing so, it illustrates the important role urbanization and food insecurity historically played, and will continue to play, in generating extreme forms of civilian victimization.

About the authors

Bumba Mukherjee is Professor of Political Science at Penn State University, USA. He has been Visiting Research Scholar and Faculty Fellow at Princeton University and Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He is the author of Democracy and Trade Policy in Developing Countries (2016), Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships (2016), and Democracy, Electoral Systems and Judicial Empowerment (2014). 

Ore Koren is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. Previously, he was U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow at Dartmouth College and a Jennings Randolph Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. His research has appeared in multiple academic journals, including Journal of PoliticsInternational Studies Quarterlyand American Journal of International Economics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mukherjee, Bumba (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • Food Crises, Urban Development, and Mass Killing in Nondemocratic States

    Mukherjee, Bumba (et al.)

    Pages 37-82

  • Urban Development and Mass Killing: A First Look at the Data

    Mukherjee, Bumba (et al.)

    Pages 83-117

  • Statistical Analysis of Food Crises and Mass Killing

    Mukherjee, Bumba (et al.)

    Pages 119-151

  • Urban Development, Food Shortages, and Mass Killing in Authoritarian Pakistan

    Mukherjee, Bumba (et al.)

    Pages 153-195

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91758-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91757-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91758-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91758-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91757-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 303
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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