Genocide : The Basics
What exactly constitutes ‘genocide’? How prevalent have instances of genocide been throughout history? How successful have efforts to prevent genocide been? These, and other questions, are addressed in Genocide: The Basics, a concise introduction to the study of the phenomenon of genocide. Case studies of genocide from throughout history are explored and analysed to address key issues in genocide studies, including:
- The killing of indigenous peoples by colonial powers and the definition of genocide
- The Holocaust and the question of ‘uniqueness’
- Genocide in the 1990s and the success or otherwise of peace-keeping efforts
- The Christians of the Ottoman Empire and the notion of ‘genocide provocation’.
- Genocides in Asia during the Cold War
Legal attempts to stop Genocide and make a genocide-free world
Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion. At the end of this book is a list of suggestions for further reading, and the book is complete with a glossary, ensuring that Genocide: The Basics is the ideal introduction to this controversial and widely-debated topic.