Will Genocide Ever End?

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Rittner (Holocaust and genocide studies, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey), Roth (philosophy, Claremont McKenna College), and Smith (Aegis Trust, a UK-based NGO devoted to genocide prevention) present an overview of the field of genocide studies. Twenty-nine short essays look at problems of definition, political and psychological facets of genocide, legal institutions that can prevent genocide, and a large number of other facets of this dark side of human history. ...
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Overview

Rittner (Holocaust and genocide studies, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey), Roth (philosophy, Claremont McKenna College), and Smith (Aegis Trust, a UK-based NGO devoted to genocide prevention) present an overview of the field of genocide studies. Twenty-nine short essays look at problems of definition, political and psychological facets of genocide, legal institutions that can prevent genocide, and a large number of other facets of this dark side of human history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Rittner (Holocaust and genocide studies, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey), Roth (philosophy, Claremont McKenna College), and Smith (Aegis Trust, a UK-based NGO devoted to genocide prevention) present an overview of the field of genocide studies. Twenty-nine short essays look at problems of definition, political and psychological facets of genocide, legal institutions that can prevent genocide, and a large number of other facets of this dark side of human history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557788191
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Rittner, R.S.M., is distinguished professor of holocaust and genocide studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

John K. Roth is the Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1966. In 1988, he was named National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Roth is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in Washington.

James M. Smith is cofounder and executive director of the Aegis Trust, a UK-based nongovernmental organization devoted to genocide prevention.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Introduction 1
Chronology 5
Pt. I What is Genocide? 21
1 The Politics of Definition 23
2 As Old As History 31
3 The UN Convention 35
4 Understanding the "G" Word 39
5 States of Genocide and Other States 45
6 Ethnic Cleansing 51
7 Population Elimination 57
Pt. II What are the Causes and Mechanisms of Genocide? 63
8 A Twentieth-Century Phenomenon? 65
9 Circumstances of Modern Genocide 73
10 Psychological Foundations 77
11 Mechanisms of Genocide 83
12 Using Rape as a Weapon of Genocide 91
13 Identifying Genocide 99
14 Understanding Genocide 103
Pt. III What can be Done About Genocide? 111
15 What Can Be Done? 113
16 Identifying Precursors 117
17 Anticipating Genocide 123
18 Early Warning and Genocide Prevention 127
19 Controlling Genocide in the Twenty-First Century 131
20 Studying the Roots of Genocide 141
21 Prosecuting the Perpetrators 147
22 Using Civil Litigation to Achieve Some Justice 151
Pt. IV Will Genocide Ever End? 159
23 Genocide: Everyone's Problem 161
24 A Task Whose Time Has Come 167
25 Genocide is History 177
26 War Crimes Trials 183
27 Will Genocide Ever End? 187
28 Cautious Optimism 191
29 Beyond the Darkness? 201
Appendices 207
Questions for Discussion 227
Selected Genocide Websites 228
Acronyms 230
Bibliography 231
Contributors 239
Index 245
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