Genocide: New Perspectives on its Causes, Courses and Consequences

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The twentieth century has been called, not inaccurately, a century of genocide. And the beginning of the twenty-first century has seen little change, with genocidal violence in Darfur, Congo, Sri Lanka, and Syria. Why is genocide so widespread, and so difficult to stop, across societies that differ so much culturally, technologically, and politically? That's the question that this collection addresses, gathering a stellar roster of contributors to offer a range of perspectives from different disciplines to attempt to understand the pervasiveness of genocidal violence. Challenging outdated beliefs and conventions that continue to influence our understanding, Genocide constitutes a major contribution to the scholarship on mass violence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages276
ISBN (Print)9789089645241
Publication statusPublished - 05 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameNIOD Studies on War, Holocaust, and Genocide
PublisherAmsterdam University Press


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