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Title Genocide, war crimes, and the West : history and complicity / edited by Adam Jones
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Palgrave, 2004


Description 1 online resource (424 pages)
Series History Reference Center
History Reference Center
Contents Shades of complicity: towards a typology of transnational crimes against humanity / Peter Stoett -- Imperial Germany and the Herero of southern Africa: genocide and the quest for recompense / Jan-Bart Gewald -- Genocide by any other name: North American Indian residential schools in context / Ward Churchill -- The Allies in World War II: the Anglo-American bombardment of German cities / Eric Langenbacher -- Torture and other violations of the law by the French army during the Algerian war / Raphaëlle Branche -- Atrocity and its discontents: US double-mindedness about massacre, from the Plains Wars to Indonesia / Peter Dale Scott -- Bob Kerret's atrocity, the crime of Vietnam and the historic pattern of US imperialism / S. Brian Willson -- Inaugural statement to the Russell Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal / Jean-Paul Sartre -- Charles Horman versus Henry Kissinger: US intervention in 1970s Chile and the case for prosecutions / Mario I. Aguilar -- The wretched of the nations: the West's role in human rights violations in the Bangladesh War of Independence / Suhail Islam and Syed Hassan -- Indicting Henry Kissinger: the response of Raphael Lemkin / Steven L. Jacobs -- Crimes of the West in Democratic Congo: reflections on Belgian acceptance of 'moral responsibility' for the death of Lumumba / Thomas Turner -- In the name of the Cold War: how the West aided and abetted the Barre dictatorship of Somalia / Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi -- The Security Council: behind the scenes in the Rwanda genocide / Linda R. Melvern -- US policy and Iraq: a case of genocide? / Denis J. Halliday -- Criminal complaint against the United States and others for crimes against the people of Iraq -- Letter to the Security Council / Ramsey Clark -- The fire in 1999? the United States, NATO and the bombing of Yugoslavia / David Bruce MacDonald -- Collateral damage: the human cost of structural violence / Peter G. Prontzos -- Institutional responses to genocide and mass atrocity / Ernesto Verdeja -- International citizens' tribunals on human rights / Arthur Jay Klinghoffer -- Coming to terms with the past: the case for a truth and reparations commission on slavery, segregation and colonialism / Francis Njubi Nesbitt -- Declarations on the transatlantic slave trade / World Conference Against Racism -- Afghanistan and beyond / Adam Jones -- Letter to America / Breyten Breytenbach
Summary "Genocide and war crimes are increasingly the focus of scholarly and activist attention. Much controversy exists over how, precisely, these grim phenomena should be defined and conceptualized. Genocide, War Crimes and the West tackles this controversy, and clarifies our understanding of an important but under-researched dimension: the involvement of the US and other liberal democracies in actions that are conventionally depicted as the exclusive province of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Genocide -- Case studies
Human rights -- Case studies
Imperialism -- Case studies
Racism -- Case studies
War crimes -- Case studies
Geopolitics -- Case studies
Genocide & ethnic cleansing.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
Human rights
Diplomatic relations
War crimes
Western countries.
war crimes.
15.59 history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: other.
United States of America.
War crimes.
Human rights.
Foreign policy.
International criminal law.
SUBJECT United States -- Foreign relations -- Case studies
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Case studies
Subject Europe
United States
Westliche Welt
Genre/Form Case studies
Case studies.
Études de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Jones, Adam, 1963-
ISBN 9781848130982
Other Titles Genocide, war crimes & the West