This book, an outcome of an international conference entitled "State Organized Terror: The Case of Violent Internal Repression", addresses the antecedent structural factors conducive to state organized terror and provides insights into the political and social psychology of state terror.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- State Organized Terror: Tragedy of the Modern State -- Repression, State Terrorism, and Genocide: Conceptual Clarifications -- The Structural Sources of State Organized Terror -- Domination, State Power, and Political Repression -- Sources of State Terrorism in Rural Central America -- Repression and State Terror in Kenya: 1982–1988 -- The Development of the Secret Police in Communist States -- Social Dynamics and the Disutility of Terror: Afghanistan, 1978–1989 -- Terror as an Instrument of State Policy -- The Ideological Governance of Perception in the Use of State Terror in Latin America: The Case of Argentina -- Violent Repression in the Third Reich: Did It Stabilize Hitler's Rule? -- The Refractory Aspect of Terror in Movement-Regimes -- Genocidal Targeting: Two Groups of Victims in Pol Pot's Cambodia -- Genocide of a Religious Group: Pol Pot and Cambodia's Buddhist Monks -- The Social and Political Psychology of State Terror -- The Rajk Trial and the Captive Mind in Hungary, 1949 -- Popular Support for the Soviet Political Trials of the Late 1920s and the Origins of the Great Purges -- The Politics of Paranoia: Jonestown and Twentieth Century Totalitarianism -- Suicides and Suicide Survivors of the Cultural Revolution -- Coda: Enter the Demon
P. Timothy Bushnell, Vladimir Shlapentokh, Christoph Vanderpool