Killing Trap Genocide in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0521894697
ISBN-13: 9780521894692
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Offering a comparative analysis of the mass genocides, politicides and ethnic cleansings of the twentieth century, this book sheds light on the occurrence as well as the magnitude of genocide. Based on the conviction that such comparative analysis may contribute towards the prevention of genocide in the future, Manus Midlarsky compares socio-economic circumstances and international contexts and includes in his analysis the Jews of Europe, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, Tutsi in Rwanda, black Africans in Darfur, Cambodians, Bosnians, and the victims of conflict in Northern Ireland.

Preface
Introduction
Preliminary considerations
Case selection
Explaining Perpetrators: Theoretical Foundations
Continuity and validation
Prologue to theory
A theoretical framework
The Theory Applied
Threat of numbers, realpolitik, and ethnic cleansing
Realpolitik and loss
The need for unity and altruistic punishment
Perpetrating states
Victim Vulnerability: Explaining Magnitude and Manner of Dying
Raison d'�tat, raison d'�glise
Cynical realpolitik and the unwanted
High victimization: the role of realpolitik
Inequality and absence of identification
On the possibility of revolt and altruistic punishment
Exceptions
A dog of different nature: the Cambodian Politicide
Dogs that didn't bark I: realpolitik and the absence of loss
Dogs that didn't bark II: affinity and vulnerability reduction
Conclusion
Findings, consequences, and prevention

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