The politics of mass killing in autocratic regimes

Bumba Mukherjee, Ore Koren

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages303
ISBN (Electronic)9783319917580
ISBN (Print)9783319917573
StatePublished - Jun 13 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Mathematics


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