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Genocide at the dawn of the twenty-first century : Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Darfur /
Dale C. Tatum.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xii, 292 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230621899 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780230621893 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230621899 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780230621893 (hbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7164973
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-279) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dale C. Tatum has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan and resides in South-Central Los Angeles. He has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and California State University Long Beach.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"In the first half of the twentieth century, the worst cases of genocide were perpetrated in two of the most advanced countries in the world--Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia. Since the middle of the twentieth century, smaller countries have caught the genocidal bug--including Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and probably Darfur. Dale C. Tatum laments the lack of strong American leadership in dealing with the proliferation of genocide, which is as compelling a moral cause as preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Indeed, Tatum has convinced me that genocidal proliferation may be more imminent and needs the urgent attention of America and the world community."--Ali A. Mazrui, Director of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY "This book covers genocides in recent history and the political/historical environments associated with these tragedies. We should all study these events, but it is particularly appropriate for college students to ponder and discuss them. Insufficient attention is given to the genocide question at the collegiate level and to those areas of the world covered by this volume. Importantly, it is written with considerable passion, clarity, and perception--qualities that stand to stimulate thinking and debate about governments should approach genocide and how to prevent it."--William Leiter, Professor of Political Science, California State University
"In the first half of the twentieth century, the worst cases of genocide were perpetrated in two of the most advanced countries in the world--Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia. Since the middle of the twentieth century, smaller countries have caught the genocidal bug--including Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and probably Darfur. Dale C. Tatum laments the lack of strong American leadership in dealing with the proliferation of genocide, which is as compelling a moral cause as preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Indeed, Tatum has convinced me that genocidal proliferation may be more imminent and needs the urgent attention of America and the world community."--Ali A. Mazrui, Director of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY"This book covers genocides in recent history and the political/historical environments associated with these tragedies. We should all study these events, but it is particularly appropriate for college students to ponder and discuss them. Insufficient attention is given to the genocide question at the collegiate level and to those areas of the world covered by this volume. Importantly, it is written with considerable passion, clarity, and perception--qualities that stand to stimulate thinking and debate about governments should approach genocide and how to prevent it."--William Leiter, Professor of Political Science, California State University
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text explains why genocide has occurred at the dawn of the 21st century, why the United States has failed to stop it, and what must be done to prevent genocide from occurring in the future.
Main Description
This book explains why genocide has occurred at the dawn of the 21st century, why the United States has failed to stop it, and what must be done to prevent genocide from occurring in the future.
Long Description
At the end of World War II, the international community deemed genocide a crime against humanity. Yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century it has occurred repeatedly. This book explains why genocide began to occur in the twenty-first century and why the United States has been ineffective at preventing it and stopping it once it occurs.
Description for Bookstore
At the end of World War II, the international community deemed genocide a crime against humanity. Yet, at the dawn of the 21st century it has occurred repeatedly. This book seeks to explain why
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Setting the Stage for Genocide
The Cold War with the Third Worldp. 11
The End of the Cold Warp. 23
Politics Gets in the Wayp. 33
The Case Studies
Rwanda, the United States, and Genocidep. 37
Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Kitty Genovese of the Balkansp. 59
The War in Kosovop. 109
The War in Darfur: Genocide on Our Watchp. 137
Understanding the Problem
How We Relatep. 185
The Mediap. 195
International Relations and Educationp. 203
Looking toward the United Nations for a Solution
Why United Nations Reforms Will Not Change the Status Quop. 213
Conclusion: Genocide in the Age of Obamap. 235
Appendix Ap. 239
Appendix Bp. 243
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 281
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