Genocide Watch

Genocide Watch How can we detect and deter genocide And how can we learn to understand and prevent public denial of and lack of interest in the deliberate physical annihilation of groups In this book leading experts

  • Title: Genocide Watch
  • Author: Helen Fein
  • ISBN: 9780300048018
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How can we detect and deter genocide And how can we learn to understand and prevent public denial of and lack of interest in the deliberate physical annihilation of groups In this book leading experts in the field social scientists, human rights researchers, journalists, and lawyers address these questions, scrutinizing such recent examples of genocide as the Iraqi gasHow can we detect and deter genocide And how can we learn to understand and prevent public denial of and lack of interest in the deliberate physical annihilation of groups In this book leading experts in the field social scientists, human rights researchers, journalists, and lawyers address these questions, scrutinizing such recent examples of genocide as the Iraqi gas attacks on the Kurds, the Tutsi Hutu conflicts in Burundi, and the Khmer Rouge atrocities in Cambodia Using evidence gathered by various nongovernmental groups, the contributors analyze a wide range of issues of current concern They discuss, for example, how we can define and recognize genocide, how we can renew our commitment to preserving life by reflecting on past genocides, how citizens organizations can mobilize public opinion against specific instances of persecution, how our understanding of genocidal massacres, pogroms, and riots is shaped by the media with all of its biases, and how we may be able to create new legal means of enforcing the U.N Genocide Convention We know, says Fein in her introduction, that not responding to genocidal massacres tells the perpetrators that they can get away with murder If this pays off, they are likely to strike again.Once policy elites recognize that we may pay a long term price for tolerating genocide, they may consider swift sanctions against the perpetrators to be a strategic means to proect both national and international security.

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