By Maureen S. Hiebert

This e-book addresses heavily comparable questions: what's the method in which the particularly brief and violent genocides of the 20th century and past have happened? Why have those cases of mass violence been genocidal and never another kind of nation violence, repression, or clash?

Hiebert solutions those questions through exploring the buildings and procedures that underpin the choice by means of political elites to dedicate genocide, targeting a sustained comparability of 2 situations, the Nazi ' ultimate answer' and the Cambodian genocide. The publication essentially differentiates the buildings and approaches - contained inside a bigger total technique - that results in genocidal violence. Uncovering the mechanisms through which societies (at least within the modern period) come to event genocide as a special kind of destruction and never another type of mass or political violence, Hiebert is ready to spotlight a collection of key technique that result in particularly genocidal violence.

Providing an insightful contribution to the burgeoning literature during this sector, this ebook may be of curiosity to scholars and students of genocide, diplomacy, and political violence.

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