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Political Science and Genocide

Scott Straus.

in The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing; Social and Cultural History. 8144 words.

This article discusses the relationship between political science and genocide, focusing on three major themes. First, it discusses the evolution of genocide studies within the discipline...

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Raphael Lemkin, Culture, and the Concept of Genocide

A. Dirk Moses.

in The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing; Social and Cultural History. 10402 words.

This article describes the genocide concept of Raphael Lemkin. Genocide is a curious anomaly in the post-war regime of international humanitarian law, which is dominated by the discourse of...

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Social Psychology and Genocide

Paul A. Roth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing; Social and Cultural History. 8631 words.

This article examines what purports to be a core standing problem in the explanation of genocide — how to account for the large number of people willing to participate in mass murders. It...

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Sociology and Genocide

Martin Shaw.

in The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing; Social and Cultural History. 8897 words.

This article describes genocide as a crime of social classification, in which power-holders target particular populations for social and often physical destruction. Genocide can be...

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