How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Concerned Citizen

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How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Concerned Citizen

Genocide–the deliberate destruction, usually through mass murder, of an ethnic, racial or religious group–is the ultimate crime against humanity. Drawing upon a wide variety of disciplines, this study assesses ways to prevent this crime. While most books about genocide focus on the history of a particular event, such as the Holocaust, or compare case studies to derive empirical theories, this book outlines many practical aspects of genocide prevention.

Heidenrich covers a broad spectrum of expert opinions, from Stanley Hoffmann to Henry Kissinger, as well as political opinions regarding genocide that range from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton.

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