Statistics of Democide (Hardcover)
Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900
Lit Verlag, 9783825840105, 544pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1999
Having finished collecting all these data and completing the major case studies Rummel systematically tests the assumed inverse relationship between democracy and democide. That is the substance of this book. Rummel details the tests and summarizes them. He concludes that the diverse tests are positive and robust, that the less liberal democracy and the more totalitarian a regime, the more likely it will commit democide. The closer to absolute power, the more a regime's disposition to murder one's subjects or foreigners multiplies.