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RATE (Repression and the Escalation of Violence) is my research project,
funded by the European Research Council under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant Agreement No. 336019.
The goal of the project is to explain the escalation and non-escalation of repression and intra-state armed conflict.
Providing new data and analyses, we investigate how the government and its formal and informal security apparatus shape the dynamics of such violence, paying particular attention to the role of monitoring and accountability.
RATE analyzes when and under what conditions what types of human rights violations lead to the escalation or deterrence of further repression and armed conflict. The project pays particular attention to the delegation of violence to and within formal and informal armed groups and the role of domestic and international mechanisms of monitoring and accountability.