Genocide since 1945 / Philip Spencer

Author(s): Spencer, Philip
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Subjects: Genocide
Crimes against humanity
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
Series: The making of the contemporary world
Making of the contemporary world
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: xix, 156 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2011049495
ISBN: 9780415606332 (hardback)
ISBN: 0415606330 (hardback)
ISBN: 9780415606349
ISBN: 0415606349
ISBN: 9780203115046
ISBN: 020311504X
40021272379
Summary: "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
Summary: "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
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
OCLC Number: 671700633
ISBN/ISSN: 9780415606332
0415606330
9780415606349
0415606349
9780203115046
020311504X
4002127237