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Chatham House Publishers, 1997); Stephen K. White, Political Theory and Postnzodernism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991). For a more extended discussion of the factors likely to lead to the continued use of death squads, see Wolpin, "State Terrorism," 198-99, 224-26; and Wolpin, State Terrorisnz, 1, 4 5 4 6 . Of course, the rise of competing essentialist identities within formerly quiet states, such as newly militant ethnic minorities, for example, may indeed be one source of state decline.
See Wolpin, State Terrorism, 4 2 4 4 . Many of his arguments in this context are very similar to the work of Ted Robert Gurr, cited above. , Death Squad: The Anthropology of State Terror (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999). , Staatliche und parastaatliche Gewalt in Lateinamerika (Frankfurt am Main: Vervuert Verlag, 1991). T. David Mason and Dale A. Krane, "The Political Economy of Death Squads: Toward a Theory of the Impact of State-Sanctioned Terror," International Studies Quarterly 33 (1989): 175-98.
Around the same time, the main Liberal gang leader entered into nominal alliances with two Sandinista generals. By the end of May, weary of eluding relentless and well-armed marine-guardia patrols, surviving gang leaders and most of their followers accepted amnesties offered by the guardia. 2' As the November 1928 elections approached, political gang violence in this subregion subsided while reaching a crescendo across 38 ~ I I C H A E L1. SCHROEDER much of the rest of the Segovias. As one Liberal wrote at the bottom of a lengthy list of reported murders and outrages around Jinotega, "All of the above delinquencies have been committed by conservative bandits, and per the general opinion to put fear into the Liberals and handicap the [voting] r e g i s t r a t i ~ n s .