Predicting violence within genocide : a model of elite competition and ethnic segregation from Rwanda

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London School of Economics, London, Royaume-Uni

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In this article, the A. presents a theoretical model to help identify areas susceptible and resistant to violence during genocide. This latter conceptualizes violence onset as a function of elite competition for control of the state from above and the ethnic segregation of society from below. The A tests it by examining sub-national variation in genocide onset across Rwanda's 145 communes using new data and duration analysis. He additionally explores causal mechanisms by within-case analyses comparing early and late onset in two communes. The findings have implications for international policy makers as they respond to genocides and strategically prioritize limited intervention resources.

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Article de périodique

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Political geography, issn : 0962-6298, 2014, vol. 42, p. 34-45, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann

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