Protest, Repression and Political Regimes

An Empirical Analysis of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa

By Sabine C. Carey

© 2009 – Routledge

12 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This volume investigates the relationship between protest, repression and political regimes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Considering how different political regimes use repression and respond to popular protest, this book analyzes the relationship between protest and repression in Africa and Latin America between the late 1970s and the beginning of the twenty first century. Drawing on theories, multi-method empirical analyses and case studies, the author of this volume sets out to investigate the reciprocal dynamics between protest and repression. Distinctive features of this volume include:

  • quantitative analyses that highlight general trends in the protest-repression relationship
  • case studies of different political regimes in Chile and Nigeria, emphasising the dynamics at the micro-level
  • an emphasis on the importance of full democratization in order to reduce the risk, and intensity, of intra-state conflict

Focusing on political regimes in different areas of the world, Protest, Repression and Political Regimes will be of vital interest to students and scholars of conflict studies, human rights and social movements.

Reviews

Protest, Repression and Political Regimes presents a stimulating and highly readable analysis of the dynamic relationship between government violence and political protest. Carey's findings should be vitally important to states and civil society alike, and they provide important information in understanding how political violence might be contained and perhaps avoided altogether.

Mark Gibney, Belk Distinguished Professor, Univeristy of North Carolina-Asheville, USA

This multi-level analysis of the protest-repression nexus is a welcome addition to our understanding of the conditions under which contentious politics within nations does or does not escalate to that most deadly of forms of contention: civil war.

T. David Mason, Johnie Christian Family Professor of Peace Studies, University of North Texas, USA

Sabine Carey has written a well researched and thoughtful book on the relationship between political dissent and political repression. We generally understand that there must be a relationship between these different "ends" of political behavior, but Carey brings the arguments together with evidence in a comprehensive treatment. Presenting compelling evidence and arguments well grounded in the literature, this book should help shape future scholarship on how collective behaviors by the ruled interact with the political behaviors by the rulers.

Professor Patrick Regan, Department of Political Science, Binghamton University, USA

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Domestic Conflict and Political Regimes Defining Domestic Political Conflict 3. A macro-level analysis 4. A dynamic model of protest and repression 5.Analyzing Domestic Conflict and Accomodation 6. Illustrative case studies: Chile and Nigeria 7. Conclusion

About the Author

Sabine C. Carey is Associate Professor and Reader in Political Science and Co-Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution, University of Nottingham. She is also Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and her research interests include conflict processes, human rights violations and democratization.

About the Series

Security and Governance

International Editorial Board

Mohammed Ayoob, Michigan State University, Richard Caplan, University of Oxford
Neta Crawford, Boston University, Stuart Croft, University of Warwick, Donatella della Porta, European University Institute, Michael Doyle, Columbia University, Lynn Eden, Stanford University, Takashi Inoguchi, Chuo University and University of Tokyo, Elizabeth Kier, University of Washington, Keith Krause, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Bruce Russett, Yale University, Timothy Sisk, University of Denver, Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto, Stephen Stedman, Stanford University and Mark Zacher, University of British Columbia

This series publishes high quality original research that reflects broadening conceptions of security and the growing nexus between the study of governance issues and security issues. Scholarship published in the series will meet the highest academic standards, and will be both theoretically innovative and policy-relevant. Work appearing in the series will be at the cutting edge of debates taking place at the intersection of security studies and governance studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General