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The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing
     

The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

by Michael Mann
 

ISBN-10: 052183130X

ISBN-13: 9780521831307

Pub. Date: 10/11/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mann (sociology, U. of California, Los Angeles) seeks to explain the atrocities of the last century by comparing them to the eight theses he has developed about ethnic cleansing within democracy. These include the concepts that the violence of ethnic cleansing is modern, emphasizes ethnicity over class, is triggered by resistance by the minority group, involves

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Mann (sociology, U. of California, Los Angeles) seeks to explain the atrocities of the last century by comparing them to the eight theses he has developed about ethnic cleansing within democracy. These include the concepts that the violence of ethnic cleansing is modern, emphasizes ethnicity over class, is triggered by resistance by the minority group, involves conflicting claims for the same land, is considered spontaneous or unavoidable by the perpetrators (who usually include a radical elite or a militant force), and presses ordinary people into service as murderers. Mann examines situations in Eastern and Western Europe, the New World, Africa, and India. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521831307
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2004
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

1. The argument; 2. Ethnic cleansing in former times; 3. Two versions of 'we, the people'; 4. Genocidal democracies in the New World; 5. Armenia, I: into the danger zone; 6. Armenia, II: genocide; 7. Nazis, I: radicalization; 8. Nazis, II: fifteen hundred perpetrators; 9. Nazis, III: genocidal careers; 10. Germany's allies and auxiliaries; 11. Communist cleansing: Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot; 12. Yugoslavia, I: into the danger zone; 13. Yugoslavia, II: murderous cleansing; 14. Rwanda, I: into the danger zone; 15. Rwanda, II: genocide; 16. Counterfactual cases: India and Indonesia; 17. Combating ethnic cleansing in the world today.

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