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Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns in the Transitions of the Late Modern World

Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns in the Transitions of the Late Modern World

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Martin Shaw
Cambridge University Press, 9/19/2013
EAN 9780521110136, ISBN10: 0521110130

Hardcover, 246 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

Genocide and International Relations lays the foundations for a new perspective on genocide in the modern world. Genocide studies have been influenced, negatively as well as positively, by the political and cultural context in which the field has developed. In particular, a narrow vision of comparative studies has been influential in which genocide is viewed mainly as a 'domestic' phenomenon of states. This book emphasizes the international context of genocide, seeking to specify more precisely the relationships between genocide and the international system. Shaw aims to re-interpret the classical European context of genocide in this frame, to provide a comprehensive international perspective on Cold War and post-Cold War genocide, and to re-evaluate the key transitions of the end of the Second World War and the end of the Cold War.

Introduction
Part I. Perspectives
1. Emancipating genocide research
2. Fallacies of the comparative genocide paradigm
3. World-historical perspectives
international and colonial
Part II. Twentieth-Century Genocide
4. European genocide
inter-imperial crisis and world war
5. The 1948 Convention and the transition in genocide
6. Cold War, decolonization and post-colonial genocide
7. The end of the Cold War and genocide
Part III. New Patterns of Genocide
8. Genocide in political and armed conflict
theoretical issues
9. Genocide in twenty-first-century regional and global relations
10. Conclusions
history and future of genocide.