Researchers have spent a lot of time trying to understand what causes violent dissent, terrorism and rebellion but I am still curious why repression is not more consistently integrated into existing models. At least control for it. Or, are scholars afraid that it will knock everything else out of the equation? Rall does it again
Christian Davenport's Caveat Civis - Citizen Beware
Given the elusive nature of state repression, it is crucial to be constantly aware of information as it becomes available. This is not always easy to do and with the different tactics, perpetrators, locations and victims of domestic spying, torture, arrest, detention, disappearances and mass killing, it is necessary to keep one's eyes open, along with one's mind - Citizen's Beware. The data is out there. We just need to find it and figure out what it means.