New Perspectives on its Causes, Courses and Consequences
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Preface Introduction Ugur Ümit Üngör Part I: Causes of Genocide 1. Ethnic Nationalism and Genocide: Constructing the Other in Romania and Serbia Diana Oncioiu 2. Demonic Transitions: How Ordinary People can commit Extraordinary Evil Christophe Busch 3. State Deviancy and Genocide: The State as a Shelter and a Prison Kjell Anderson Part II: Courses of Genocide 4. Hunting Spectres: Paranoid Purges in the Filipino Communist Guerrilla Movement Alex de Jong 5. Smashing the Enemies: The Organization of Violence in Democratic Kampuchea Sandra Korstjens 6. Sexual Violence in the Nazi Genocide: Gender, Law, and Ideology Franziska Karpinski & Elysia Ruvinsky Part III: Consequences of Genocide 7. Particularistic and Integrative Struggles over Memory in Sarajevo Laura Boerhout 8. Ingando: Re-educating the Perpetrators in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide Suzanne Hoeksema 9. Unravelling Atrocity: Between Transitional Justice and History in Rwanda and Sierra Leone Thijs Bouwknegt Epilogue Philip Spencer Bibliography Biographies of contributors

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New Perspectives on its Causes, Courses and Consequences

The twentieth century has been called, not inaccurately, a century of genocide. And the beginning of the twenty-first century has seen little change, with genocidal violence in Darfur, Congo, Sri Lanka, and Syria. Why is genocide so widespread, and so difficult to stop, across societies that differ so much culturally, technologically, and politically?
That's the question that this collection addresses, gathering a stellar roster of contributors to offer a range of perspectives from different disciplines to attempt to understand the pervasiveness of genocidal violence. Challenging outdated beliefs and conventions that continue to influence our understanding, Genocide constitutes a major contribution to the scholarship on mass violence.

Ugur Üngör

Ugur Ümit Üngör is Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Utrecht University and at the NIOD: Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. His main area of interest is the historical sociology of mass violence. His most recent publications include Confiscation and Destruction: The Young Turk Seizure of Armenian Property (Continuum, 2011) and the award-winning The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950 (Oxford University Press, 2011).