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Repression of Dissent: A Substitution Model of Government Coercion

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Dataset : survey data
  • Moore, Will H. (Florida State University)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
dissent; government; nonviolence; repression; violence
  • Abstract

    The data describe a substitution model of states' responses to dissident behavior, and a statistical test of some sequential hypotheses that are derived from the model. The focus is to understand the sequential response of states to dissident activity. That is, if dissidents protest, what will the state do next? Similarly, if dissidents are cooperative, what will the state do next? The author argues that the answer to both of these questions depends on the interaction of the state's most recent behavior (i.e., repression or accommodation) and the dissident's response. The model produces the hypothesis that states substitute repression for accommodation, and vice versa, in response to dissident protest. Statistical analysis of evidence from Peru and Sri Lanka, 1955-1991, suggests that the model captures well the sequential responses of the Peruvian and Sri Lankan governments to dissident behavior during that period.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • Peru
  • Sri Lanka
  • Global
Collection Mode
  • (1) The zip file submitted is, which contains the following files:,,,, moore.peru.shz, moore.srilanka.shz,,,,, README.txt, write1.peru.shz, write1.srilanka.shz, write2.peru.shz, and write2.srilanka.shz, which are program and ASCII data files. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1205 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01205.v1
  • Moore, Will H.. The Repression of Dissent: A Substitution Model of Government Coercion. Journal of Conflict Resolution.44, (1), 107-127.2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022002700044001006 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Moore, Will H. (1999): Repression of Dissent: A Substitution Model of Government Coercion. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.