Why not kill them all? : the logic and prevention of mass political murder (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Why not kill them all? : the logic and prevention of mass political murder

Author: Daniel Chirot; Clark R McCauley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cowritten by historical sociologist Daniel Chirot and psychologist Clark McCauley, the book goes beyond exploring the motives that have provided the psychological underpinnings for genocidal killings. It offers a historical and comparative context that adds up to a causal taxonomy of genocidal events. Rather than suggesting that such horrors are the product of abnormal or criminal minds, the authors emphasize the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Chirot; Clark R McCauley
ISBN: 0691092966 9780691092966
OCLC Number: 62782204
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2006
Description: viii, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Are we killers or peacemakers? --
Why genocides? : are they different now than in the past? --
The psychological foundations of genocidal killing --
Why is limited warfare more common than genocide? --
Strategies to decrease the chances of mass political murder in our time --
Conclusions: Our question answered.
Responsibility: Daniel Chirot and Clark McCauley.
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