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Two examples of this hypothesis are Mexico prior to 2000 and Syria prior to 2011Democratic Threshold ModelIt is only when a certain threshold is passed that we should expect an influence the thresholdmodel shows that there is no impact until the highest values of democracy are reached onlycertain changes pacify repressive actionDescribe directions and suggestions for future research on the Democracy-Repression NexusDownloaded by Sarah Wright ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|9983670
Researchers need to improve the way in which they think about the relationship betweendemocracy and repression. For example, they need to ask different questions, moving tounderstand exactly how democracy influences repression and why.Researchers need to improve the way data is collected to facilitate examination of relationships ina more disaggregated and nuanced fashion.A better connection needs to be made between academic research and political activism andpolicy making that allows the discussions taking place in each venue to be receptive andinfluenced by the other.Lesson 9: Genocide and Human RightsUN Definition of Genocide“a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of the foundations of the life ofnational groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups completely.”Winston Churchill’s Definition: “crime without a name”The Origins of the Concept of Genocide"Genos"= race, nation, or tribe, and "cide"= killingFirst official account was involving the Nuremberg trial with the Nazis and Jews killing, causingserious physical or mental harm, inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about its physicaldestruction in whole or in part, preventing the birth of children through forced sterilization andother means.Key Dimensions of the Definition of Genocide and what distinguishes it from other crimes"Widespread systematic attack on a designated civilian population". What distinguishes genocidefrom other crimes is the focus on group destruction; even though individuals suffer violence,genocide is defined by this special intent or purpose of annihilating groups. Individuals are killedonly because they belong to the group that is being signalled out.-There must be Intent, a Specific nationality, and in Substantial numbers.Theories as to why Genocide occursClassic Theories of Genocide:emphasize inter-group apathy (deep misgivings between ethical,race, or religious groups), authoritarianism (absoluteconcentrations of power), and hardshipDownloaded by Sarah Wright ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|9983670
Recent Theories of Genocide:following the genocides of the recent Yugoslavia and Rwandathat ideology is the root cause of genocideFactors that led to Genocides in RwandaRwanda was going through a democratic transition from one-party rule to multi-party elections.

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