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Scott Straus, ‘‘The Order of Genocide: The Dynamics of Genocide in Rwanda,’’ Genocide Studies and Prevention 2, 3 (November 2007): 259–264. 2007 Genocide Studies and Prevention. doi: 10.3138/gsp.2.3.259. Query: How did the Rwandan State successfully solicit the participation of citizens effectively during the extermination campaign against the Tutsis? Why did ordinary civilians participate in the genocide? Spatial-Temporal Domain: The Rwandan Genocide, 1994 Variables: Outcomes: Significant regional and local variation in when and how violence started, power struggle among Hutus, not all Hutus responded in same way to call to commit genocide, spread of genocidal violence looked dynamic, climate of grave uncertainty, insecurity, and panic. Predictors: (1) President Juvenal Habyarimana’s assassination (2) local administration officials started and directed the killing of Tutsis (3) Political party leaders and militia took charge (4) local elites mobilized to assume
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