Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action

Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action

by David A. Hamburg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515581

ISBN-13: 9781594515583

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The revised and updated paperback edition of this important book brings current efforts to prevent genocide up to date including:

Kofi Annan's preventive diplomacy and continuing work for conflict resolution in Kenya

A variety of UN initiatives, especially to strengthen early mediation

The Genocide Prevention Task Force of the United States

EU

Overview

The revised and updated paperback edition of this important book brings current efforts to prevent genocide up to date including:

Kofi Annan's preventive diplomacy and continuing work for conflict resolution in Kenya

A variety of UN initiatives, especially to strengthen early mediation

The Genocide Prevention Task Force of the United States

EU activities on genocide prevention

Carter Center initiatives on democracy, human rights, and peace

The Commonwealth Commission on "Civil Paths to Peace"

A description of the first-ever documentary on genocide prevention and unique archive of filmed, interviews with pioneers in prevention of mass violence. For more information, write preventinggenocide@gmail.com or check the Stanford University website for the documentary. http://lib.stanford.edu/pg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515583
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Elie Wiesel vii

Introduction ix

Acknowledgments xii

Credits xviii

Part 1 Nature and Severity of the Problem

Chapter 1 Prevention of Genocide: Overview 2

Chapter 2 Paths to Genocide: Predisposing and Precipitating Factors and Their Relevance for Prevention 19

Chapter 3 An Illustrative Genocide: The Armenians 36

Chapter 4 An Illustrative Supergenocide: The Holocaust 42

Chapter 5 An Illustrative Genocide: Burundi-Rwanda 60

Chapter 6 Preventing Genocide: Leadership, Negotiation, Democracy,and International Help in the Vivid Example of South Africa 72

Part II Pillars of Prevention: Strategies, Tools, and Practices

Chapter 7 Proactive Help in Preventing Mass Violence: Preventive Diplomacy and Beyond 98

Chapter 8 Democracy and Prevention of Mass Violence 117

Chapter 9 Fostering Equitable Socioeconomic Development 140

Chapter 10 Education for Human Survival 159

Chapter 11 Preventing Human Rights Abuses Through International Justice 178

Chapter 12 Restraints on Weaponry 192

Part III Institutions and Organizations: Who Can Do What?

Chapter 13 Potential of the United Nations for Preventing Mass Violence 204

Chapter 14 The Promise of the European Union for Prevention of Genocide 227

Chapter 15 Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Its Potential for Preventing Genocide 245

Chapter 16 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: An Instrument to Help in Preventing Genocide 256

Part IV Conclusion

Chapter 17 Summing Up: Essential Points for Preventing Genocide 264

Chapter 18 International Centers for the Prevention of Genocide: Unprecedented Historic Opportunities 283

Chapter 19 Recent Advances in Prevention of Mass Violence 288

Chapter 20 "Pioneers in the Prevention of Mass Violence": Filmed Interviews Organized by David Hamburg for Insight into the Evolution of the Prevention Movement 317

Notes 321

Bibliography 349

Index 363

About the Author 374

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