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Genocide since 1945 / Philip Spencer.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: HV6322.7 .S655 2012

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    "In 1948 the United Nations passed the Genocide Convention. The international community was now obligated to prevent or halt what had hitherto, in Winston Churchill's words, been a "crime without a name", and to punish the perpetrators. Since then, however, genocide has recurred repeatedly. Millions of people have been murdered by sovereign nation states, confident in their ability to act with impunity within their own borders. Tracing the history of genocide since 1945, and looking at a number of cases across continents and decades, this book discusses a range of critical and inter-connected issues such as: why this crime is different, why exactly it is said to be "the crime of crimes" how each genocide involves a deadly triangle of perpetrators (with their collaborators), victims and bystanders as well as rescuers the different stages that genocides go through, from conception to denial the different explanations that have been put forward for why genocide takes placeand the question of humanitarian intervention.Genocide since 1945 aims to help the reader understand how, when, where and why this crime has been committed since 1945, why it has proven so difficult to halt or prevent its recurrence, and what now might be done about it. It is essential reading for all those interested in the contemporary world"-- Provided by publisher.

    "In 1948 the United Nations passed the Genocide Convention. The international community was now obligated to prevent or halt what had hitherto, in Winston Churchill's words, been a "crime without a name", and to punish the perpetrators. Since then, however, genocide has recurred repeatedly. Millions of people have been murdered by sovereign nation states, confident in their ability to act with impunity within their own borders. Genocide since 1945 aims to help the reader understand how, when, where and why this crime has been committed since 1945, why it has proven so difficult to halt or prevent its recurrence, and what now might be done about it. It is essential reading for all those interested in the contemporary world"-- Provided by publisher.
    Series
    The making of the contemporary world
    Making of the contemporary world.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Spencer, Philip.
    Published
    London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
    Contents
    Never again? From the Holocaust to the Genocide Convention
    The Genocide Convention
    Explaining genocide
    Perpetrators, bystanders, victims and rescuers
    Genocide during the Cold War
    Genocide after the Cold War
    Genocide and humanitarian intervention
    Justice and prevention
    Conclusion: the politics of genocide today.
    Notes
    Never again? From the Holocaust to the Genocide Convention -- The Genocide Convention -- Explaining genocide -- Perpetrators, bystanders, victims and rescuers -- Genocide during the Cold War -- Genocide after the Cold War -- Genocide and humanitarian intervention -- Justice and prevention -- Conclusion: the politics of genocide today.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780415606332
    0415606330 (hardback)
    9780415606349
    0415606349
    9780203115046
    020311504X
    Additional Form
    Electronic version(s) available internally at USHMM.
    Physical Description
    xix, 156 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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