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State Structure and Genocide
     

State Structure and Genocide

by Andrew Kolin
 
State Structure and Genocide presents a theory of the universal nature of genocide. The book explores why genocides occur in various societies and explains the existence and persistence of genocide in relation to how governments function. Professor Kolin investigates how governments use violence in both the pre-genocidal and genocidal stages. Through the use of case

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State Structure and Genocide presents a theory of the universal nature of genocide. The book explores why genocides occur in various societies and explains the existence and persistence of genocide in relation to how governments function. Professor Kolin investigates how governments use violence in both the pre-genocidal and genocidal stages. Through the use of case studies of genocide throughout ancient and modern history, this study examines the shift from pre-genocidal to genocidal society as the institutional reorganization of the state. The theory presented in this book provides evidence of how the state socializes a populace to accept and support ever-increasing doses of violence. This normalization of violence creates "social numbing." In addressing these, Kolin presents a theory of how states are transformed from pre-genocidal to genocidal stages, leading to the formation of a dual state. The state ultimately becomes in part a genocidal state, assuming total control as a police state, and uses violence without legal restraint. An innovative concept, Kolin's State Structure and Genocide will surely broaden the knowledge of political science.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Genocide Research
The set of historic examples he has selected for his publication succeeds in buttressing his argument…. Kolin offers many original points to reflect upon…. The volume will appeal to students and scholars alike.
Journal Of Genocide Research
The set of historic examples he has selected for his publication succeeds in buttressing his argument…. Kolin offers many original points to reflect upon…. The volume will appeal to students and scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761839712
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
02/05/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.36(d)

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Meet the Author

Andrew Kolin, Ph.D., is a professor of law and government at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, where he teaches courses in many subfields of political science including Genocide, The Holocaust, Gender Politics and Politics and the Media. He is the author of The Ethical Foundations of Hume's Theory of Politics, "Major Concepts in Politics and Political Theory, Vol. I," (1992); and two editions of One Family: Before and During the Holocaust, (University Press of America) published in 2003 and 2000.

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