Political repression motivates anti-government violence

Royal Society Open Science Vol/Iss. 10(6) Royal Society Published In Pages: 221227
By Bartusevičius, Henrikas, van Leeuwen, Florian, Petersen, Michael B.


There is a positive association between political repression and anti-government violence.


"The relationship between perceived repression and intentions to engage in violence was positive in 43 samples (of 64), in 20 of which the coefficients were significant at 5% level."


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Hierarchical generalized linear analysisSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Political repressionIndependentExploitation
Anti-government violenceDependentRevolution