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Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity


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The Routledge Series in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity publishes cutting-edge research and reflections on these urgently contemporary topics. While focusing on political-historical approaches to genocide and other mass crimes, the series is open to diverse contributions from the social sciences, humanities, law, and beyond. Proposals for both sole-authored and edited volumes are welcome.

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A Cultural Interpretation of the Genocide Convention

A Cultural Interpretation of the Genocide Convention

1st Edition

By Kurt Mundorff
August 26, 2020

This book critiques the dominant physical and biological interpretation of the Genocide Convention and argues that the idea of "culture" is central to properly understanding the crime of genocide. Using Raphael Lemkin’s personal papers, archival materials from the State Department and the UN, as ...

Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

1st Edition

Edited By Elazar Barkan, Constantin Goschler, James E. Waller
March 31, 2020

This book brings together a diverse range of international voices from academia, policymaking and civil society to address the failure to connect historical dialogue with atrocity prevention discourse and provide insight into how conflict histories and historical memory act as dynamic forces, ...

Cultural Genocide Law, Politics, and Global Manifestations

Cultural Genocide: Law, Politics, and Global Manifestations

1st Edition

Edited By Jeffrey S. Bachman
June 04, 2019

This book explores concepts of Cultural genocide, its definitions, place in international law, the systems and methods that contribute to its manifestations, and its occurrences. Through a systematic approach and comprehensive analysis, international and interdisciplinary contributors from the ...

Preventing Mass Atrocities Policies and Practices

Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies and Practices

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara Harff, Ted Robert Gurr
September 04, 2018

What can be done to warn about and organize political action to prevent genocide and mass atrocities? The international contributors to this volume are either experts or practitioners, often both, who have contributed in substantial ways to analyzing high risk situations, recommending preventive ...

Perpetrators and Perpetration of Mass Violence Action, Motivations and Dynamics

Perpetrators and Perpetration of Mass Violence: Action, Motivations and Dynamics

1st Edition

Edited By Timothy Williams, Susanne Buckley-Zistel
April 11, 2018

As the most comprehensive edited volume to be published on perpetrators and perpetration of mass violence, the volume sets a new agenda for perpetrator research by bringing together contributions from such diverse disciplines as political science, sociology, social psychology, history, anthropology...

Perpetrating Genocide A Criminological Account

Perpetrating Genocide: A Criminological Account

1st Edition

By Kjell Anderson
November 30, 2017

Focusing on the relationship between the micro level of perpetrator motivation and the macro level normative discourse, this book offers an in-depth explanation for the perpetration of genocide. It is the first comparative criminological treatment of genocide drawn from original field research, ...

The United States and Genocide (Re)Defining the Relationship

The United States and Genocide: (Re)Defining the Relationship

1st Edition

By Jeffrey S. Bachman
November 30, 2017

There exists a dominant narrative that essentially defines the US’ relationship with genocide through what the US has failed to do to stop or prevent genocide, rather than through how its actions have contributed to the commission of genocide. This narrative acts to conceal the true nature of the ...

Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

1st Edition

Edited By Samuel Totten
September 29, 2017

Last Lectures on the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide is a collection of hypothetical ‘last lectures’ by some of the top scholars and practitioners across the globe in the fields of human rights and genocide studies. Each lecture purportedly constitutes the last thing the author will ever ...

Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence Society, Crisis, Identity

Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crisis, Identity

1st Edition

By Maureen S. Hiebert
March 17, 2017

This book addresses two closely related questions: what is the process by which the relatively short and violent genocides of the twentieth century and beyond have occurred? Why have these instances of mass violence been genocidal and not some other form of state violence, repression, or conflict?...

The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities Understanding Risk and Resilience

The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities: Understanding Risk and Resilience

1st Edition

By Stephen McLoughlin
December 02, 2016

This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence. Structural prevention is commonly framed as the identifying and ameliorating of the ‘root causes’ of...

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