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Becoming evil : how ordinary people commit genocide and mass murder

Author: James Waller
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Political or social groups wanting to commit mass murder on the basis of racial, ethnic or religious differences are never hindered by a lack of willing executioners. Social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors which lead ordinary people to commit these acts of evil.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Waller
ISBN: 9780195180930 0195180933 9780195314564 0195314565
OCLC Number: 76360651
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: pages cm
Contents: PART I. WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN EVIL?; PART II. HOW DO ORDINARY PEOPLE COMMIT GENOCIDE AND MASS KILLING?; PART III. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED, AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Responsibility: James Waller.

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