Last revised 12/3/94

Political Stability, Repression and Social Justice
Richard W. Chadwick

                        
                         -->  +     pS
           fear .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
                 .                 .   .  
                   .           - .       .  +
                     .         .           .   
                       .     .               .
                           . .  .  .  .  .  .  . 
                         R       -->  -          SJ
                                      
                          pS - political Stability
                          SJ - Social Justice
                           R - Repression
                        fear - fear of further repression

Definitions
SJ
social justice is experienced by people as an acceptable level of stress
pS
political stability = pOL(1-pR), probability of office holding through legal or legitimate means, times one minus the probability of a successful revolution
R
repression
Relations
SJ-->pS
the more social justice, the greater political
stability
pS-->R - the greater political stability, the less repression
R-->pS - the more repression, the more fear; the more fear, the less the likelihood of rebellion or participation in politics in general
R-->SJ - the more repression, the less social justice
Copyright 1994 Richard W. Chadwick / chadwick@Hawaii.Edu