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The ethics of researching war : looking for Bosnia

"This book is a meditation on the possibilities and limitations of responding to and writing about extreme political violence. Framed through the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, the book explores the ethics of confronting the war criminal and investigates the possibility of responsibility not just to victims of war and war crimes, but also to the perpetrators of violence. As such, the book is a sustained consideration of the human encounter, exploring the political and scholarly strategies through which human behaviour is so often facilely defined and dismissed as 'inhuman'. In a political climate that seeks a neat distinction between good and evil, this book exposes the complexity of these categories, and their ultimate untenability."--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2007
Manchester University Press ; Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, Manchester, New York, 2007