Strategies of Repression in Pinochet's Chile
2018 Dissertation Fellowship
Jane’s research asks how dictators’ need for popular support influences the practice of repression. To explore this she applies statistical, text, and qualitative analysis to original micro-data on political killings, detention, exile, and pop culture censorship during Chile’s dictatorship (1973-1989). Results demonstrate that repression can serve not just to eliminate opposition, but to appeal to supporters.