Responding to Modern Genocide

At the Confluence of Law and Politics

Author: Mark D. Kielsgard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113502281X

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Developments in the understanding and treatment of genocide through the twentieth century have involved a combination of politics, public opinion, social trends, and economic development, and led to the substantive law of genocide and the assumption of international jurisdiction. This book analyzes incidences of genocide and mass atrocities, focusing on the political factors involved in modern counter-genocide efforts. Drawing on incidences of genocide and mass atrocity such as the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and the Armenian genocide, Mark Kielsgard adopts a conceptual model that reveals the political factors which impact the international law of genocide, such as barriers and catalysts to transitional justice and the politics of genocide denial. As a work which provides a focused picture of those influences and their significance to genocide studies, this book will be of great use and interest to students and researchers in international criminal law, conflict studies, and conflict resolution.
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Preventing Mass Atrocities

Policies and Practices

Author: Barbara Harff,Ted Robert Gurr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317353595

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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What can be done to warn about and organize political action to prevent genocide and mass atrocities? The international contributors to this volume are either experts or practitioners, often both, who have contributed in substantial ways to analyzing high risk situations, recommending preventive policies and actions, and in several instances helping to organize remedial actions. Whereas current literature on the prevention of genocide is theoretically well grounded, this book explores what can be done, and has been done, in real-world situations. Recommendations and actions are rooted in a generation of experience, based on solid historical, comparative, and empirical research and with a grounding in quantitative methods. This volume examines historical cases to understand the general causes and processes of mass violence and genocide, and engages with ongoing genocidal crises including Darfur and Syria, as well as other forms of related violence such as terrorism and civil conflict. It will be key reading for all students and scholars of genocide, war and conflict studies, human security and security studies in general.
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Culture and Human Rights: The Wroclaw Commentaries

Author: Andreas J. Wiesand,Kalliopi Chainoglou,Anna Sledzinska-Simon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110432366

Category: Political Science

Page: 357

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The WROCLAW COMMENTARIES address legal questions as well as political consequences related to freedom of, and access to, the arts and (old/new) media; questions of religious and language rights; the protection of minorities and other vulnerable groups; safeguarding cultural diversity and heritage; and further pertinent issues. Specialists from all over Europe and the world summarise and comment on core messages of legal instruments, the essence of case-law as well as prevailing and important dissenting opinions in the literature, with the aim of providing a user-friendly tool for the daily needs of decision or law-makers at different juridical, administrative and political levels as well as others working in the field of culture and human rights.
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The Ages of the Justice League

Essays on America's Greatest Superheroes in Changing Times

Author: Joseph J. Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476662258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 2013

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"Goes into extensive detail about the individual characters starting from their origins and their transition and evolution through the decades...makes for fascinating reading”--Collector’s Corner "These essays provide an insightful and entertaining exploration of how a superhero team, spearheaded by America’s most iconic pop culture creations, reflects, and sometimes critiques, American attitudes toward justice, morality and the use of power.”--Randy Duncan, director of Henderson State University’s Comics Studies program, co-author of The Power of Comics “Joseph J. Darowski’s The Ages of the Justice League: Essays on America’s Greatest Superheroes in Changing Times is an exceptional study that is highly informative, critically brilliant, and fun to read. It cements his already outstanding reputation as one of the foremost comics scholars in America.”--Gary Hoppenstand, Michigan State University. The first superhero team from the Silver Age of comics, DC's Justice League has seen many iterations since its first appearance in 1960. As the original comic book continued and spin-off titles proliferated, talented writers, artists and editors adapted the team to appeal to changing audience tastes. This collection of new essays examines more than five decades of Justice League comics and related titles. Each essay considers a storyline or era of the franchise in its historical and social contexts.
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Confluence of Cultures--Native Americans and the expedition of Lewis and Clark

Author: University of Montana--Missoula

Publisher: University of Montana

ISBN: 9780972712248

Category: History

Page: 198

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A collaboration between the University of Montana and the Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, this symposium was structured to explore the relationships that developed between the Native peoples and Euro-Americans both during the Lewis and Clark Expedition and in the 200 years following. The influences of Euro-American emigration and development of the region as it relates to Native American culture are discussed. The DVD provides highlights of the presentations grouped by the symposium's themes.
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America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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War and intervention

issues for contemporary peace operations

Author: Michael V. Bhatia

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 222

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* Explains developments in recent peacekeeping operations and politico-military environments * Bridges the gap between peace and conflict scholarship * Highlights new aspects of war studies War and Interventionreveals how the past decade has witnessed key developments in the nature of both war and intervention. While armed paramilitary groups, who have diverse sources of funding and arms, direct their focus on civilians through terror and propaganda, peace operations are expanding in breadth and depth. Not only is the United Nations directing the transitional governance of territory and the accompanying executive powers, but other actors, from national military contingents to the World Bank and NGOs, have also adapted to meet a cascade of tasks. War and Interventionallows readers from a range of different disciplines--military, academic, humanitarian, political, and diplomatic--to understand the priorities and methods of different actors in today's peace operations.
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