Worst of the worst: dealing with repressive and rogue nations

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Repressive regimes tyrannize their own citizens and threaten global stability and order. These repositories of evil systematically oppress their own people, deny human rights and civil liberties, severely truncate political freedom, and prevent meaningful individual economic opportunity. Worst of the Worst identifies and characterizes the world's most odious states and singles out which repressors are aggressive and, hence, can truly be called rogues.

Previously, determinations have been based on inexact, impressionistic criteria. In this volume, Robert Rotberg and his colleagues define the actions that constitute repression and propose a method of measuring human rights violations. They offer an index of nation-state repressiveness, classifying "gross repressors," "high repressors," and "aggressive repressors" or "rogues" on a ten-point scale. Based on arms and drug trafficking, support of terror, possession of weapons of mass destruction, and crossborder attacks, this valuable diagnostic tool will guide the international community in crafting effective policies to deal with injustice in the developing world. The repressors and rogues profiled include Belarus, Burma, Equatorial Guinea, NorthKorea, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe.W orst of the Worst offers a transparent way to decide which repressive and rogue states are most deserving of strong policy attention. Explicitly measuring and labeling these highly repressive states is the first step toward improving the well-being of millions of the poorest and most abused peoples of the globe.

Contributors include Margarita M. Balmaceda (Seton Hall University), Mary Caprioli (University of Minnesota Duluth), Priscilla A. Clapp (Safe Ports, LLC),Yi Feng (Claremont Graduate University), Gregory Gleason (University of New Mexico), John Heilbrunn (Colorado School of Mines), Clement M. Henry (University of Texas at Austin),David W. Lesch (Trinity University),

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table_of_contents Repressive, aggressive, and rogue nation-states : how odious, how dangerous? / Robert I. Rotberg -- Human rights rogues : aggressive, dangerous, or both? / Mary Caprioli and Peter F. Trumbore -- Running the numbers : a comparative perspective / Yi Feng and Saumik Paul -- North Korea : the tyranny of deprivation / Marcus Noland -- Turkmenistan under Niyazov and Berdymukhammedov / Gregory Gleason -- Burma : poster child for entrenched repression / Priscilla A. Clapp -- Winning the African prize for repression : Zimbabwe / Robert I. Rotberg -- Understanding repression in Belarus / Margarita M. Balmaceda -- Equatorial Guinea and Togo : what price repression? / John R. Heilbrunn -- Uzbekistan : a decaying dictatorship withdrawn from the West / Martha Brill Olcott -- Assessing repression in Syria / David W. Lesch -- Tunisia's "sweet little" regime / Clement Henry.
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