The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

An Annotated Bibliography

By Samuel Totten

© 2007 – Routledge

1,168 pages

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About the Book

This volume is comprised of over 2,300 annotations on a wide array of issues and topics germane to the subject of preventing the atrocities of genocide and managing these conflicts when they do arise.

Samuel Totten brings together in one comprehensive collection the research and findings in various fields, such as political science, sociology, history, and psychology, to enable specialists in genocide studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution to benefit from the insights of a diverse range of scholars and foster an understanding of how the various components of genocide studies connect. Among the topics included are:

  • key conventions, international treaties, and covenants
  • genocide early warning signals and forecasting
  • risk data bases
  • sanctions
  • peacekeeping missions
  • conflict resolution
  • the International Criminal Court
  • realpolitik vis-à-vis the issue of genocide prevention and intervention
  • key non-governmental agencies
  • key governmental and UN bodies working on these important issues.

In addition to the annotations, Totten frames the bibliography with a major essay that introduces the reader to the subject of prevention and intervention of genocide, raising a host of critical issues regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of various approaches germane to issues of managing these conflicts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. United Nations Charter and the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide 2. Chapter VI of the UN Charter 3. Chapter VII of the UN Charter 4. United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide 5. International Law and Genocide 6. Sovereignty 7. Realpolitik 8. Potential Sources/Causes of Violent Conflict: Potential Sources/Causes of Conflict and/or Violence (including Crimes Against Humanity and/or Genocide): A. Combination of Extreme Scarcity of Resources, Competition for Such and "Horizontal Inequalities"; and B. Extreme Nationalism, Extreme Ideological Differences, Extreme Ethnocentrism, Ethnic Tensions, Extreme Religious Differences, and Post-Genocidal Periods and Unresolved Matters 9. Prevention: Early Warning Systems 10. Prevention: Early Warning Indicators/Signals of Potential Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 11. Preventive Measures (A. Theoretical, Conceptual, and Emerging Approaches and/or Strategies; B. Information Collection & Dissemination; C. Preventive Diplomacy; D. Mediation; and E. Conflict Resolution) 12. Prevention of Genocide (A. The United Nations; B. Other Intergovernmental Organizations (ASEAN, CMCA, OAS, OAU, OSCE); C. Nongovernmental Organizations; D. Individual Nations; and E. Other Entities) 13. Components of Intervention (A. Political Will; B. Sanctions; C. Information and/or Media Intervention; D. Establishment of "Safe Areas," "Safe Havens," "Safe Zones," "Safety Zones," "Security Zones," "Protected Areas"; and E. Partitioning; F. Proposals for Special International Force -- Standing or Standby) 14. Intervention of Genocide 15. The UN and the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide: UN Peace Operations (A. Preventive Diplomacy; B. Peacemaking; C. Peacekeeping; D. Peace Enforcement; E. Peace-building) 16. Post-Conflict (A. Peace Building Operations: Conceptual Approaches, The Implementation of Such, and Issues of Efficacy ; B. Demobilization; C. Repatriation; D. "Transformation Via Legal and Democratic Transitions"; E. Economic Recovery; F. Reconciliation; G. Nation Building) 17. Tribunals: National and International 18. The International Criminal Court (ICC) 19. Organizations 20. Education and Training 21. Journals 22. Newsletters 23. Bibliographies Index Editor’s Note

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security