War and Genocide / Edition 1

War and Genocide / Edition 1

by Martin Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745619061

ISBN-13: 9780745619064

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This comprehensive introduction to the study of war and genocide presents the disturbing case that the potential for slaughter is deeply rooted in the political, economic, social and ideological relations of the modern world. Most accounts of war and genocide treat them as separate phenomena. This book thoroughly examines the links between these two most inhuman of

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This comprehensive introduction to the study of war and genocide presents the disturbing case that the potential for slaughter is deeply rooted in the political, economic, social and ideological relations of the modern world. Most accounts of war and genocide treat them as separate phenomena. This book thoroughly examines the links between these two most inhuman of human activities. It shows that the generally legitimate business of war and the monstrous crime of genocide are closely related. This is not just because genocide usually occurs in the midst of war, but because genocide is a form of war directed against civilian populations. The book shows how fine the line has been, in modern history, between degenerate war, involving the mass destruction of civilian populations, and genocide, the deliberate destruction of civilian groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745619064
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

About the Author vi

Foreword by Gareth Evans viii

Preface and Acknowledgements xi

List of Abbreviations xvi

Introduction 1

1 Conceptual Building Blocks 5

2 “Humanitarian” Interventions: Thumbnail Sketches 31

3 New Wars and New Humanitarianisms 59

4 New Thinking: The Responsibility to Protect 88

5 So What? Moving from Rhetoric to Reality 119

Notes 155

Selected Readings 183

Index 187

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