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Rudolph Rummel
Rudolph Joseph Rummel (October 21, 1932 – March 2, 2014)[1] was a political scientist and professor at the Indiana University, Yale University, and University of Hawaiʻi. He spent his career studying data on collective violence and war with a view toward helping their resolution or elimination. Contrasting genocide, Rummel coined the term democide for murder by government such as the Stalinist purges and Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution.
R. J. Rummel
BornRudolph Joseph Rummel
October 21, 1932
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 2, 2014 (aged 81)
Kaneohe, Hawaii, U.S.
Education
OccupationPolitical scientist
Employer
Known forResearch on war and conflict resolution
Website
hawaii.edu/powerkills/
Rummel estimated the total number of people killed by all governments during the 20th century at 212 million, of which 148 million were killed by Communist regimes from 1917 to 1987.[2][3] To give some perspective on these numbers, Rummel pointed out that all domestic and foreign wars during the 20th century killed in combat around 41 million. His figures for Communist regimes have been criticized for his methodology and for being higher than those given by most other scholars.[4] In his last book, Rummel increased his estimate to over 272 million innocent, non-combatant civilians who were murdered by their own governments during the 20th century.[5] However, Rummel noted that his 272 million death estimate was his lower, more prudent figure, stating that it "could be over 400,000,000."[6] He concluded that democracy is the form of government least likely to kill its citizens and that democracies do not wage war against each other.[7] This is known as the democratic peace theory.
Rummel was the author of twenty-four scholarly books, and published his major results in Understanding Conflict and War (1975–81). He spent the next fifteen years refining the underlying theory and testing it empirically on new data, against the empirical results of others, and on case studies. He summed up his research in Power Kills (1997). Other works include Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocides and Mass Murders 1917–1987 (1990),[8] China's Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900 (1991),[9]Democide: Nazi Genocide and Mass Murder (1992),[10] Death by Government (1994)[11] and Statistics of Democide (1997).[12] Extracts, figures, and tables from the books, including his sources and details regarding the calculations, are available online on his website. Rummel also authored Applied Factor Analysis (1970)[13] and Understanding Correlation (1976).[14]
Early life and education
Rummel was born in 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, to a family of German descent. A child of the Great Depression and World War II, he attended local public schools. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Hawaiʻi in 1959 and 1961, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1963.
Academic career
Rummel began his teaching career at Indiana University. In 1964 he moved to Yale University, and in 1966 returned to the University of Hawaiʻi. He taught there for the rest of his active career. In 1995 he retired and became Professor Emeritus of Political Science. His research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and the United States Peace Research Institute.[7] In addition to his books, Rummel was the author of more than 100 professional articles.
Rummel was a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.[15]
Research
Democide
Main article: Democide
Rummel coined the term democide, defined as "the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder." He has further stated to "use the civil definition of murder, where someone can be guilty of murder if they are responsible in a reckless and wanton way for the loss of life, as in incarcerating people in camps where they may soon die of malnutrition, unattended disease, and forced labor, or deporting them into wastelands where they may die rapidly from exposure and disease." In his book Death by Government, published in 1987, Rummel estimated that 148 million were killed by Communist governments from 1917 to 1987. The list of Communist countries with more than 1 million estimated victims included China at 77,277,000 (1949–1987), the Soviet Union at 61,911,000, Democratic Kampuchea (1975–1979) at 2,035,000, Vietnam (1945–1987) at 1,670,000, Poland (1945–1948) at 1,585,000, North Korea (1948–1987) at 1,563,000 and Yugoslavia (1945–1987) at 1,072,000. Those numbers should not be considered factual, as Rummel himself described his figures as "little more than educated guesses."[16]
Rummell's research concluded that the death toll from democide is far greater than the death toll from war. After studying over 8,000 reports of government-caused deaths, he estimated that there have been 262 million victims of democide in the 20th century[17] and that six times as many people have died at the hands of people working for governments than have died in battle. His later estimates put the death toll of colonialism at 262,000,000. He argued that there is a relation between political power and democide. Political mass murder grows increasingly common as political power becomes unconstrained. At the other end of the scale, where power is diffuse, checked, and balanced, political violence is a rarity. According to Rummel, "[t]he more power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed. This is a major reason for promoting freedom."[18] Rummel argued that "concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth."[19]
Most estimates of democide are uncertain and scholars often give widely different estimates. His figures for Communist regimes are higher than those given by most other scholars. According to Benjamin Valentino, the figures range from 60 to 100 million.[20] Rummel's counts 43 million deaths due to democide during Stalin's regime inside and outside the Soviet Union, a much higher estimate than an often quoted figure of 20 million. Rummel has responded that this is based on a figure from Robert Conquest's book The Great Terror from 1968 and that Conquest's qualifier "almost certainly too low" is usually forgotten. According to Rummel, Conquest's calculations excluded camp deaths after 1950, and before 1936; executions 1939–1953; the population transfer in the Soviet Union, i.e. the forced transfer of various groups and their deaths in 1939–1953; the deportation within the Soviet Union of minorities in 1941–1944; and their deaths; and those the Soviet Red Army and secret police executed throughout Eastern Europe after their conquest during 1944–1945. Moreover, the Holodomor that killed 5 million in 1932–1934 (according to Rummel) is not included.[21] Rummel considered communism to be a significant causative factor in democides.[4]
According to Rummel, the killings committed by Communist regimes can best be explained as the result of the marriage between absolute power and the absolutist ideology of Marxism.[22] Rummel argued that "communism was like a fanatical religion. It had its revealed text and its chief interpreters. It had its priests and their ritualistic prose with all the answers. It had a heaven, and the proper behavior to reach it. It had its appeal to faith. And it had its crusades against nonbelievers. What made this secular religion so utterly lethal was its seizure of all the state's instruments of force and coercion and their immediate use to destroy or control all independent sources of power, such as the church, the professions, private businesses, schools, and the family."[23] He wrote that the Communists saw the construction of their utopia as "though a war on poverty, exploitation, imperialism and inequality. And for the greater good, as in a real war, people are killed. And, thus, this war for the communist utopia had its necessary enemy casualties, the clergy, bourgeoisie, capitalists, wreckers, counterrevolutionaries, rightists, tyrants, rich, landlords, and noncombatants that unfortunately got caught in the battle. In a war millions may die, but the cause may be well justified, as in the defeat of Hitler and an utterly racist Nazism. And to many communists, the cause of a communist utopia was such as to justify all the deaths."[22]
According to Klas-Göran Karlsson, discussion of the number of victims of Communist regimes has been "extremely extensive and ideologically biased."[24] Any attempt to estimate a total number of killings under Communist regimes depends greatly on definitions,[25] ranging from a low of 10–20 millions to as high as 110 millions.[26] The criticism of some of the estimates, especially those of Rummel and The Black Book of Communism which made use of Rummel's estimates and analysis, are mostly focused on three aspects, namely that the estimates were based on sparse and incomplete data when significant errors are inevitable; that the figures were skewed to higher possible values; and that those dying at war and victims of civil wars, Holodomor and other famines under Communist governments should not be counted.​[4]​[27]​[28]​[29]​[30]​[31] According to Anton Weiss-Wendt, any attempts to develop a universally-accepted terminology describing mass killings of non-combatants was a complete failure.[32]
Democratic peace
After Dean Babst, Rummel was one of the early researchers on democratic peace theory. Rummel found that in the period between 1816 and 2005 there were 205 wars between non-democracies, 166 wars between non-democracies and democracies, and no wars between democracies.[33] The definition of democracy used is "where those who hold power are elected in competitive elections with a secret ballot and wide franchise (loosely understood as including at least 2/3 of adult males); where there is freedom of speech, religion, and organization; and a constitutional framework of law to which the government is subordinate and that guarantees equal rights." In addition, it should be "well-established", stating that "enough time has passed since its inception for peace-sufficient democratic procedures to become accepted and democratic culture to settle in. Around three years seems to be enough for this."[34]
Regarding war, he adopted the definition of a popular database, namely that war is a conflict causing at least 1,000 battle deaths. The peace is explained thus: "Start with the answer of the philosopher Immanuel Kant to why universalizing republics (democracy was a bad word for Classical Liberals in his time) would create a peaceful world. People would not support and vote for wars in which they and their loved ones could die and lose their property. But this is only partly correct, for the people can get aroused against nondemocracies and push their leaders toward war, as in the Spanish–American War. A deeper explanation is that where people are free, they create an exchange society of overlapping groups and multiple and crosschecking centers of power. In such a society a culture of negotiation, tolerance, and splitting differences develops. Moreover, free people develop an in-group orientation toward other such societies, a feeling of shared norms and ideals that militates against violence toward other free societies."[35]
Mortacide
According to Rummel, democide requires governmental intention, but he was also interested in analyzing the effects of regimes that unintentionally, yet culpably, cause the deaths of their citizens through negligence, incompetence or sheer indifference. An example is a regime in which corruption has become so pervasive and destructive of a people's welfare that it threatens their daily lives and reduces their life expectancy. Rummel termed deaths of citizens under such regimes as mortacide. He argued that democracies have the fewest of such deaths.[36]
Famine, economic growth, and happiness
Rummel included famine in democide if he deemed it the result of a deliberate policy, as he has concluded about the Holodomor. He has noted that there have been no famines in democracies, deliberate or not, an argument first advanced by Amartya Sen.[37] He also argued that democracy is an important factor for economic growth and for raising living standards.[38][39] He has noted research showing that average happiness in a nation increases with more democracy.[40]
According to Rummel, the continuing increase in the number of democracies worldwide will lead to an end to wars and democide. He believed that goal might be achieved by the mid-21st century.[41]
Political views
Rummel started out as a socialist, but he later became an anti-communist, a libertarian and an advocate of economic liberalism,[42] writing about the "miracle of liberty and peace."[43] Apart from being an outspoken critic of communism and Communist regimes, Rummel criticized right-wing​dictatorships and the democides that occurred under colonialism, also in the hundreds of millions.[44] Rummel was a strong supporter of spreading liberal democracy, although he did not support invading another country solely to replace a dictatorship.[45] Rummel argued that the more libertarian a state is, the less its foreign violence would be.[46][47]
Rummel was critical of past American foreign policy such as the Philippine War, involvement in the 1900 Battle of Peking, and the strategic bombing of civilians during World War II,[48] and he also believed that the United States under Woodrow Wilson was a domestic tyranny.[49] However, Rummel strongly supported the War on Terror and the Iraq War initiated by the George W. Bush administration, arguing that "the media [was] biased against freeing Iraqi from tyranny."[50] Rummel also argued for an intergovernmental organization of all democracies outside of the United Nations to deal with issues about which the United Nations cannot or will not act, but particularly to further the promotion of peace, human security, human rights, and democracy through what he termed "an Alliance of Democracies [which] can do much better."[51] Rummel thought that Ted Kennedy's opposition to the Vietnam War led to the state killings in Cambodia and Vietnam during the 1970s. Following the death of Kennedy, Rummel condemned the media reaction as too benign and stated "the post-war blood of millions is on Kennedy's hands."[52]
Rummel was critical of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, alleging that they were seeking to establish an authoritarian, one-party state.[53][54] He believed that global warming was "a scam for power" and opposed Obama's carbon-trading scheme.[55] Rummel thought that Obama killed off a democratic peace that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had been pursuing.[56] Rummel argued that there was a leftist bias in some parts of the academic world that selectively focused on problems in nations with high political and economic freedom and ignored much worse problems in other nations. Related to this, he also criticized the tenure system.[57][58]
Reception
Democratic peace theory
Main article: Democratic peace theory
The democratic peace theory is now one of the great controversies in political science and one of the main challenges to realism in international relations. More than a hundred different researchers have published multiple articles in this field, according to an incomplete bibliography.[59] Some critics argue that there have been exceptions to the democratic peace. Rummel discussed some claimed exceptions in his FAQ[60] and he has referred to books by other scholars such as Never at War. Criticism of the democratic peace theory include data, definition, historical periods, limited consequences, methodology, microfoundations, and statistical significance criticism, that peace comes before democracy and that several studies fail to confirm democracies are less likely to wage war than autocracies if wars against non-democracies are included. Jeffrey Pugh summarized those who dispute the theory often do so on grounds that it conflates correlation with causation and that the academic definitions of democracy and war can be manipulated so as to manufacture an artificial trend.[61] Rummel's first work on democratic peace received little attention. His results were incorporated in a "gigantic philosophical scheme" of 33 propositions in a 5-volume work. It was reviewed in 1992 as having "immoderate pretensions", and demonstrated Rummel's "unrelenting" economic liberalism and "extreme" views on defense policy. Nils Petter thought these elements may have distracted readers from Rummel's more conventionally acceptable propositions.[62]
Rummel's version of the democratic peace theory has some distinctive features disputed by some other researchers who support the existence and explanatory power of the democratic peace. Rummel's early research found that democracies are less warlike, even against non-democracies. Other researchers hold only that democracies are far less warlike with one another. Rummel held that democracies properly defined never go to war with each other and that this is an "absolute or (point) claim." Other researchers such as Stuart A. Bremer found that it is a chance, or stochastic, matter.[63] In this sense, Rummel was deterministic.[62] A review by James Lee Ray cited several other studies finding that the increase in the risk of war in democratizing countries happens only if many or most of the surrounding nations are undemocratic. If wars between young democracies are included in the analysis, several studies and reviews still find enough evidence supporting the stronger claim that all democracies, whether young or established, go into war with one another less frequently while some do not.[64][65][66][67][68][69]
Rummel did not always apply his definition of democracy to governments under discussion, nor did he always clarify when he did not. The opening paragraphs of an appendix from his book Power Kills[70] adopt Michael Doyle's lists of liberal democracies for 1776–1800 and 1800–1850. Doyle used a much looser definition, namely the secret ballot that was first adopted by Tasmania in 1856, while Belgium had barely 10% adult male suffrage before 1894.[71]
Awards and nominations
In 1999, Rummel was awarded the Susan Strange Award of the International Studies Association.[72] This award recognizes a person "whose singular intellect, assertiveness, and insight most challenge conventional wisdom and intellectual and organizational complacency in the international studies community."[73]
In 2003, Rummel was given The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conflict Processes Organized Section of the American Political Science Association for "scholarly contributions that have fundamentally improved the study of conflict processes."[74]
Rummel used to publicly claim that he was a finalist for the Nobel Prize for Peace, based on an Associated Press report reprinted in his local paper about an alleged Nobel short list of 117 names. He has retracted the claim, although it still appeared in one of his books.[75] He was nominated multiple times for the Peace Prize by Per Ahlmark, but no shortlist has been made public.[76]
Never Again Series
Rummel wrote the Never Again Series of alternative-history novels. According to the series' website,[77] Never Again is "a what-if, alternative history... [in which] two lovers are sent back in time to 1906 with modern weapons and 38 billion 1906 dollars" in order to prevent the rise of totalitarianism and the outbreak of world war. Rummel wrote:
What if there were a solution to war and genocide? What if a secret society sent back to 1906 two lovers, Joy Phim, a gorgeous warrior, and John Banks, a pacifist professor of history, and gave them the incredible wealth and weapons necessary to create a peaceful alternative universe—one that never experienced the horrors of world war, the Holocaust, and the other atrocities of the twentieth century? And what if, at great personal cost, they succeed too well and create a peaceful world of complacent democracies? In Book 2, the clock is turned back to their arrival in 1906. They receive a message from the future of the universe they will create – Islamic fundamentalists have attacked the unarmed democracies with nuclear weapons and enslaved them. It is now up to these lovers to prevent this horrible future.[77]
Published works
Most books and articles by Rummel are available for free download at Rummel's website, including those not listed here.[78][79]
Books
  1. War and Democide, Llumina Press, 2004
  2. Nuclear Holocaust, Llumina Press, 2004
  3. Reset, Llumina Press, 2004
  4. Red Terror, Llumina Press, 2004
  5. Genocide, Llumina Press, 2005
  6. Never Again?, Llumina Press, 2005
Never Again: Ending War, Democide, & Famine Through Democratic Freedom, Nonfiction supplement, Llumina Press, 2005
The Blue Book of Freedom: Ending Famine, Poverty, Democide, and War, Cumberland House Publishing, 2007
Scholarly articles
Rummel had approximately 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including:[78][79]
See also
Stéphane Courtois
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