Democracy's Blameless Leaders : From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Democracy's Blameless Leaders : From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing

Author: Neil J Mitchell
Publisher: New York : New York University, 2012.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the American and British counter-insurgency in Iraq to the bombing of Dresden and the Amristar Massacre in India, civilians are often abused and killed when they are caught in the cross-fire of wars and other conflicts. In Democracy's Blameless Leaders, Neil Mitchell examines how leaders in democracies manage the blame for the abuse and the killing of civilians, arguing that politicians are likely to react in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mitchell, Neil J. (Neil James), 1953-
Democracy's blameless leaders.
New York : New York University, 2012
(DLC) 2011040796
(OCoLC)756045443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil J Mitchell
ISBN: 9780814763377 0814763375 9780814763384 0814763383
OCLC Number: 778454572
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 The Theory of the Fall Guy; 3 Evading Accountability; 4 Amritsar; 5 Dresden; 6 Londonderry; 7 Beirut; 8 Baghdad; 9 Baghdad to Basra; 10 A Tale of a Few Cities: Better Leaders, Better Institutions, or a Better Audience?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; About the Author.
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Neil James Mitchell.
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A timely analysis of why abuses and atrocities occur, why leaders behave as they do, and how a more accountable system might be developed  Read more...

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Mitchell provides an interesting typology of the various techniques that leaders use to deflect blame, and he writes with a certain acerbic flair * Washington Post * I highly recommend this book. Its Read more...

 
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