This Independent Study project aims to determine whether or not naming and shaming had any effect on the use of death squad violence in Honduras and Guatemala between 1979-1988. Through an examination of the two cases mentioned above, as well as the existing literature on state repression, death squads and naming and shaming, I develop an argument, which stresses the importance of the international community within the naming and shaming process. The argument specifically stresses the importance of the secondary state being shamed holding some sort of leverage over the target state. This leverage is thus very influential in bring about change within the target state.


Krain, Matthew


Political Science

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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