Night and Fog: Are Bicameral States More Likely to Abuse Their Citizens?

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2019

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DJ Lane

Northeastern Illinois University; Kenyon College

Date Written: April 18, 2018

Abstract

Bicameralism, according to John Coakley and others, made a comeback at the end of the twentieth century — which according to some signaled a welcome addition to the arsenal of institutional structures protecting human rights. A well-established statistical test of significance however demonstrates that bicameral states are in fact more associated with human rights abuses than unicameral ones.

Keywords: Bicameralism, Human Rights, John Coakley, G. Udny Yule, Karl Pearson, CIRI Human Rights Data Project

Suggested Citation

Lane, Daniel J., Night and Fog: Are Bicameral States More Likely to Abuse Their Citizens? (April 18, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3307136 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3307136

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