(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MCDOOM O.S. (1) ;
(1) London School of Economics, London, ROYAUME-UNI


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


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 42 [pp. 34-45]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl., 1 carte



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.05.006

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