How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Concerned Citizen

How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Concerned Citizen

by John G. Heidenrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275969878

ISBN-13: 9780275969875

Pub. Date: 04/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Genocide--the deliberate destruction, usually through mass murder, of an ethnic, racial or religious group--is the ultimate crime against humanity. Drawing upon a wide variety of disciplines, this study assesses ways to prevent this crime. While most books about genocide focus on the history of a particular event, such as the Holocaust, or compare case studies to

Overview

Genocide--the deliberate destruction, usually through mass murder, of an ethnic, racial or religious group--is the ultimate crime against humanity. Drawing upon a wide variety of disciplines, this study assesses ways to prevent this crime. While most books about genocide focus on the history of a particular event, such as the Holocaust, or compare case studies to derive empirical theories, this book outlines many practical aspects of genocide prevention.Heidenrich covers a broad spectrum of expert opinions, from Stanley Hoffmann to Henry Kissinger, as well as political opinions regarding genocide that range from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton. Topics include international law, humanitarian intervention, early warning measures, and the effectiveness of such methods as diplomacy, economic pressure, and nonviolent resistance. Preventing genocide in a tense socio-political environment is no easy task, but such prevention is easier and more cost-effective than trying to put an end to genocide once it is already occurring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275969875
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

What Is Genocide?

The Faith Behind Genocide

War Crimes & Acts of Genocide: Matters of International Law

Forecasting and Detection of Genocide

Forms of Nonviolent Pressure: Diplomacy, Foreign Trade, and Nonviolent Resistance

Covert Action Against Genocide

Ethical Principles of Humanitarian Intervention

Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement

Military Expedients Against Genocide

The Limits of National Military Forces

The Limits of Multinational Military Forces

The Evolution of an Idea

Feasibility Options for an International Legion of Volunteers

The Future Belongs to You

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