A conceptual and empirical study of political imprisonment


Steinert, Christoph Valentin



Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2022
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Carey, Sabine C.
Date of oral examination: 22 February 2022
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Politische Wissenschaft IV (Carey)
Subject: 320 Political science
Keywords (English): political imprisonment , political prisoner , autocratic politics , state repression , surveillance , protests
Abstract: "This dissertation advances our understanding of political imprisonment, which represents a globally widespread violation of individual's rights to liberty and freedom from arbitrary arrest. Empirical evidence on political imprisonment is largely absent in light of systematic data constraints and given that we lack explicit criteria on how to identify political prisoners consistently across political contexts. This dissertation tackles these challenges, generating novel empirical evidence on the determinants, on the duration, and on the consequences of political imprisonment in autocratic regimes.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.




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