Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century

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Yale University Press, Aug 1, 1983 - History - 255 pages
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"A useful study. . . with extensive historical detail. . . . Kuper blames the many genocidal massacres of recent years on the failure of the United Nations and the major powers to enforce the (Genocide) Convention, and he has little difficulty in showing the records to be shabby.”--Telford Taylor, The New York Times Book Review
"Genocide represents the climax of a concern which Leo Kuper has pursued over many years and in many different books. If there were a peace prize for sociologists, it should be awarded to him.”--Michael Banton, Times Literary Supplement
"Perceptive, original, and compelling study. . . Systematic, informative, and wide-ranging. . . . A profound meditation on genocide.”--Roger W. Smith, Perspective
"In this well-written and well-researched comparative study, Kuper examines the massacre of the Armenians by the Turks during World War I, the Holocaust, and other related indifference displayed by the United Nations and the lack of universal public education about genocide.”--Alvin R. Sunseri, Library Journal
"The definitive work on this subject.”--Virginia Quarterly Review
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Chapter2 The Genocide Convention
19
Theories of Genocide
40
Social Structure and Genocide
57
Warrant for Genocide
84
Genocidal Process
101
Chapter? Genocidal Process
120
Related Atrocities
138
The Sovereign Territorial State
161
The NonGenocidal Society
186
Text of the Genocide Convention
210
The Turkish Genocide Against the Armenians
219
Index
237
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