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Mass Repression and Political Loyalty: Evidence from Stalin’s ‘Terror by Hunger’
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Yuri Zhukov, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will discuss his collaborative work with Arturas Rozenas as they attempt to answer the question, "What is the net effect of mass repression on the behavior of citizens?" Using unusually rich data on eight decades of local political behavior, the authors find that this act of mass repression inflamed opposition to Moscow, but only when the threat of renewed violence was absent.