Studies In Comparative Genocide

Many of the world's leading authorities in history, sociology, political science and psychology shed new light on the major genocides of the 20th century in this book from Macmillan Press of London. The volume covers the genocides of the Armenians, Bosnians, Gypsies, Jews, Rwandans, and Ukrainians, and also topics of genocide denial and prevention. Many of the world's leading authorities in history, sociology, political science and psychology shed new light on the major genocides of the 20th century in this book from Macmillan Press of London. The volume covers the genocides of the Armenians, Bosnians, Gypsies, Jews, Rwandans, and Ukrainians, and also topics of genocide denial and prevention.

Chorbajian is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zoryan Institute. "These fourteen papers originated in a conference held in Yerevan in April 1995, which the Zoryan Institute co-sponsored with the Republic of Armenia's National Commission on the 80th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. The authors have had a chance to revise and update their papers and now present them to the scholarly world."

"Genocide has been called the crime of the 20th century, and the Armenian Genocide is being increasingly recognized as not only the first genocide of this century, but also an archetype for other genocides," comments fellow editor George Shirinian. "The perspective of this book is so encompassing that it could very well be used as a textbook for the study of genocide," he said.

The book is divided into three broad sections, "Approaches to Genocide," "The Armenian Genocide," "Comparative Genocide, Genocide Denial and Genocide Prevention." The contents are listed below.

Roger W. Smith, "State Power and Genocidal intent: On the Uses of Genocide in the Twentieth Century."

Irving L. Horowitz, "Science, Modernity and Authorized Terror: Reconsidering the Genocidal State."

Yehuda Bauer, "Comparison of Genocides."

Rouben P. Adalian, "A Conceptual Method for Examining the Consequences of the Armenian Genocide."

James J. Reid, "Philosophy of State-Subject Relations, Ottoman Concepts of Tyranny, and the Demonization of Subjects: Conservative Ottomanism as a Source of Genocidal Behavior, 1821-1918."

Vahakn N. Dadrian, "The Convergent Roles of the State and a Governmental Party in the Armenian Genocide."

Taner Akçam, "The Genocide of the Armenians and the Silence of the Turks."

Anush Hovannisian, "Turkey: A Cultural Genocide."

Helen Fein, "Testing Theories Brutally: Armenia (1915), Bosnia (1992), and Rwanda (1994)."

Ben Kiernan, "Enver Pasha and Pol Pot: A Comparison of the Armenian and Cambodian Genocides."

Frank Sysyn, "The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33: The Role of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Research and Public Discussion."

Henry R. Huttenback, "The Psychology and Politics of Genocide Denial: A Comparison of Four Case Studies."

Franklin H. Littell, "Breaking the Succession of Evil."

Ervin Staub, "Preventing Genocide: Activating Bystanders, Helping Victims Heal, Helping Groups Overcome Hostility."