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Rummel, R. J. (Rudolph J.) 1932-2014

Overview
Works: 165 works in 435 publications in 3 languages and 6,448 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JX1291, 364.1510904
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Most widely held works by R. J Rummel
Death by government by R. J Rummel( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is R.J. Rummel's fourth book in a series devoted to genocide and government mass murder, or what he calls "democide." He presents the primary results in tables and figures as well as a historical sketch of the major cases of democide, those in which 1 million or more people were killed by a regime. In Death by Government, Rummel does not aim to describe democide itself, but to determine its nature and scope in order to test the theory that democracies are inherently nonviolent. Rummel discusses genocide in China, Nazi Germany, Japan, Cambodia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Poland, the Soviet Union, and Pakistan. He also writes about areas of suspected genocide: North Korea, Mexico, and feudal Russia. His results clearly and decisively show that democracies commit less democide than other regimes. The underlying principle is that the less freedom people have, the greater the violence; the more freedom, the less the violence. Thus, as Rummel says, "The problem is power. The solution is democracy. The course of action is to foster freedom." Death by Government is a compelling look at the horrors that occur in nondemocratic societies. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human history, including the massacre of Europeans during the Thirty Years' War, the relatively unknown genocide of the French Revolution, the slaughtering of American Indians by colonists in the New World, among many other examples. This riveting account is an essential tool for historians, political scientists, and scholars interested in the study of genocide
Applied factor analysis by R. J Rummel( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding conflict and war by R. J Rummel( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethal politics : Soviet genocide and mass murder since 1917 by R. J Rummel( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace endangered : the reality of détente by R. J Rummel( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's bloody century : genocide and mass murder since 1900 by R. J Rummel( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dimensions of nations by R. J Rummel( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power kills : democracy as a method of nonviolence by R. J Rummel( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rummel observes that well-established democracies do not make war on and rarely commit lesser violence against each other. The more democratic two nations are, the less likely is war or smaller-scale violence between them. The more democratic a nation is, the less severe its overall foreign violence, the less likely it will have domestic collective violence, and the less its democide. Rummel argues that the evidence supports overwhelmingly the most important fact of our time: democracy is a method of nonviolence
Democide : Nazi genocide and mass murder by R. J Rummel( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistics of democide : genocide and mass murder since 1900 by R. J Rummel( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And conclusions -- Pre-twentieth century democide -- 1. The megamurderers. Japan's savage military ; The Khmer Rouge Hell State ; Turkey's ethnic purges ; The Vietnamese War state ; Poland's ethnic cleansing ; The Pakistani cutthroat state ; Tito's slaughterhouse ; Orwellian North Korea ; Barbarous Mexico ; Feudal Russia -- 2. The centi-kilo and lesser murderers. Death by American bombing ; The horde of centi-kilo murderers ; The crown of lesser murderers -- 3. Statistics of democide, power, and social field. The social field of democide ; Democracy, power, and democide ; Social diversity, power, and democide ; Culture and democide ; The socio-economic and geographic context of democide ; War, rebellion, and democide ; The social field and democide ; Democide through the years
National attributes and behavior by R. J Rummel( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field theory evolving by R. J Rummel( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of conflict behavior within and between nations, 1955-1960 by R. J Rummel( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data is the result of two separate studies conducted by the authors utilizing identical variables for the time periods 1955-1957 and 1958-1960 respectively. The variables describe domestic conflict behavior such as riots and coups, and foreign conflict behavior such as protests and threats
The conflict helix : principles and practices of interpersonal, social, and international conflict and cooperation by R. J Rummel( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attributes of nations and behavior of nation dyads, 1950-1965 by Dimensionality of Nations Project( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dimensionality of nations project : attributes of nations and behavior of nations dyads, 1950-1965 by R. J Rummel( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study contains data on a selected sample of 182 nation-dyads. There are 53 variables concerning behavior and relationships between the dyad partners in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, and 1965. There are 10,000 card-images
Understanding conflict and war by R. J Rummel( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing population policy and demographic change by R. J Rummel( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding conflict and war by R. J Rummel( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der gefährdete Frieden : d. militär. Überlegenheit d. UdSSR by R. J Rummel( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
R.J. Rummel

Rudolph J. Rummel

Rudolph Joseph Rummel politologo statunitense

Rudolph Joseph Rummel US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Rummel, R. J.

Rummel, R.J. 1932-

Rummel, Rudolf J.

Rummel , Rudolph J.

Rummel, Rudolph J. 1932-

Rummel, Rudolph J. 1932-2014

Rummel, Rudolph Joseph 1932-

Rummel, Rudoplh J.

Руммель, Рудольф

ランメルの法則

魯道夫拉梅爾

Languages
English (204)

German (11)

Italian (2)

Covers
Lethal politics : Soviet genocide and mass murder since 1917China's bloody century : genocide and mass murder since 1900Power kills : democracy as a method of nonviolenceDemocide : Nazi genocide and mass murderStatistics of democide : genocide and mass murder since 1900