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Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention

Edited by: Sheri P. Rosenberg, Tiberiu Galis, Alex Zucker

ISBN13: 9781107094963
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00

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In the two-and-a-half decades since the end of the Cold War, policy makers have become acutely aware of the extent to which the world today faces mass atrocities. In an effort to prevent the death, destruction and global chaos wrought by these crimes, the agendas for both national and international policy have grown beyond conflict prevention to encompass atrocity prevention, protection of civilians, transitional justice and the responsibility to protect. Yet, to date, there has been no attempt to address the topic of the prevention of mass atrocities from the theoretical, policy and practicing standpoints simultaneously. This volume is designed to fill that gap, clarifying and solidifying the present understanding of atrocity prevention. It will serve as an authoritative work on the state of the field.

International Criminal Law
Preface Romeo Dallaire
Introduction Sheri Rosenberg, Tibi Galis and Alex Zucker
Part I. Fluidities: 1. What is being prevented? Genocide, mass atrocity, and conceptual ambiguity in the anti-atrocity movement Scott Straus
2. The pistol on the wall: how coercive military intervention limits atrocity prevention policies Bridget Conley-Zilkic
3. Operationalizing the 'atrocity prevention lens': making prevention a living reality Alex Bellamy
4. The 'narrow but deep approach' to implementing the responsibility to protect: reassessing the focus on international crimes Jennifer Welsh
5. The role of social psychology in preventing group-selective mass atrocities Johanna Vollhardt
6. Gender, sexualized violence, and the prevention of genocide Elisa von Joeden-Forgey
Part II. Above Chronology: 7. Audacity of hope: international criminal law, mass atrocity crimes, and prevention Sheri Rosenberg
8. Historical dialogue and the prevention of atrocity crimes Elazar Barkan
9. Through the barrel of a gun: can information from the global arms trade contribute to genocide prevention? Andrew Feinstein
10. The individual responsibility to protect Edward Luck and Dana Luck
11. Resource predation, contemporary conflict, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities Michael Klare
12. Deconstructing risk and developing resilience: the role of inhibitory factors in genocide prevention Deborah Mayersen
13. Military means of preventing mass atrocities Dwight Raymond
Part III. Acting Out Prevention: 14. Performing prevention: civil society, performance studies, and the role of public activism in genocide prevention Kerry Whigham
15. Early warning for mass atrocities: tracking escalation parameters at the population level Jennifer Leaning
16. Mobilizing economic sanctions for preventing mass atrocities: from targeting dictators to enablers George Lopez
17. Corporate behavior and atrocity prevention: is aiding and abetting liability the best way to influence corporate behavior? Owen Pell and Kelly Bonner
18. A short story of a long effort: the United Nations and the prevention of mass atrocities Ekkehard Strauss
19. The practical use of early warning and response in preventing mass atrocities and genocide: experiences from the Great Lakes region Ashad Sentongo
20. The Argentinian national mechanism for the prevention of genocide: a case study in contemporary preventive institution-building Ramiro Riera.