Genocide

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Edited by: Adam Jones

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2008 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446261804 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781847870223 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446261804 |
    • Series: SAGE Library of International Relations |
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Abstract

This four-volume set provides a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary works on genocide sourced from a wide range of disciplines including international relations, international law, anthropology, psychology, history, and sociology.

Volume I highlights the legal framings of genocide and deploys some of the key theoretical contributions of the academic field of comparative genocide studies.

highlights the legal framings of genocide and deploys some of the key theoretical contributions of the academic field of comparative genocide studies.

Volume II seeks to provide both an empirical and an argumentative survey of key genocides in human history, particularly those of the modern period.

seeks to provide both an empirical and an argumentative survey of key genocides in human history, particularly those of the modern period.

Volume III focuses on the rich debates ...

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  • Editor's Introduction: Genocide
    Editor's introduction: Genocide

    “This is Most Inconsistent”

    It is 1921 in Lvov, Poland. A young linguistics student is talking with his professor about an item in the daily paper. It reports the assassination of a leader of what would come to be known – thanks to the efforts of the student, Raphael Lemkin – as the Armenian “genocide.” Talaat Pasha, one of the ruling Young Turk triumvirate which had organized the massacres and deaths through starvation of up to 1.5 million Armenians, had been gunned down in a Berlin street by Soghomon Tehlirian, a survivor of the slaughter. Why, Lemkin asks his professor, did Tehlirian not simply denounce Talaat to the authorities, and have him arrested? The difficulty, the professor replies, is that there ...

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