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dc.contributor.authorKarstedt, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-13T01:21:26Z
dc.date.available2018-03-13T01:21:26Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1477-3708
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1477370815584499
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171805
dc.description.abstractComparative perspectives on crime and violence have paid little attention to the institutional context of the polity with few exceptions. Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature (2011) presents an underlying narrative of institutional change and the evolvement of democratic institutions to the secular process of decreasing violence, between as well as within states. Do democracies have comparative advantages in curbing violence? This paper translates Pinker's diachronic perspective into a synchronic and cross-sectional analysis of violence in contemporary societies between 2005 and 2009. Its largely descriptive exploration ranges from the microfoundations of democracies to the institutional breakdown in processes of state failure, using different descriptive indicators of institutional patterns as diagnostic tools.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom457
dc.relation.ispartofpageto481
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleDoes democracy matter? Comparative perspectives on violence and democratic institutions
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKarstedt, Susanne


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