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Data and Code: Mobilizing the Masses for Genocide

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Rogall, Thorsten (UBC)
Publication Date
2020-05-25
Free Keywords
Genocide
Description
  • Abstract

    Do political elites use armed groups to foster civilian participation in genocidal violence? Are armed groups employed strategically? How do they mobilize civilians? I investigate these questions using data from the Rwandan Genocide. To establish causality, I exploit exogenous variation in armed groups’ transport costs induced by weather fluctuations: the shortest distance of each village to the main road interacted with rainfall along the dirt tracks between main road and village. I find: (1) one additional armed-group member resulted in 7.3 more civilian perpetrators, (2) armed-group leaders employed their men strategically, and (3) armed groups invoked civilians’ obedience.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-04-06 / 1994-07-18
    Time Period: Wed Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 1994--Mon Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 1994
Geographic Coverage
  • Rwanda
Availability
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Publications
  • Rogall, Thorsten. “Mobilizing the Masses for Genocide.” American Economic Review, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-06-22 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-05-25

Rogall, Thorsten (2020): Data and Code: Mobilizing the Masses for Genocide. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E119601