Blood, Power, and Bedlam: Violations of International Criminal Law in Post-colonial Africa

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Peter Lang, 2008 - History - 230 pages
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Blood, Power, and Bedlam examines the etiology of violations of international criminal law in four post-colonial African states. With a particular focus on genocide and crimes against humanity, an integrated theory is produced and historical, political, economic, and structural aspects are explored. The book's main intent is an analysis of the worst crimes humans commit and how, in the cases examined, they arise out of a post-colonial environment. Attention is given to existing or potential applications of international social control.
 

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Contents

A Criminology of Violations of International Criminal Law
1
Whither Justice? International Law
23
Postcolonial Social DisOrganization
51
Cutting the Tall Trees
79
The Unending War
107
Two Centuries of Horror
131
Again the World Stood by and Watched
167
Explaining Atrocity
191
References
219
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The Authors: Christopher W. Mullins is Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His work focuses on the cultural and structural etiology of violence in various forms. This is his third book; he has authored numerous articles and book chapters.
Dawn L. Rothe is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Old Dominion University. Rothe's work primarily focuses on governmental crime, violations of international criminal law and human rights, and institutions of social control. She is the author of over thirty articles and book chapters and is currently working on a book on state criminality.

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