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.