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Author Cigar, Norman L

Title Genocide in Bosnia : the policy of "ethnic cleansing" / Norman Cigar
Edition 1st ed
Published College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©1995


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 247 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Eastern European studies ; no. 1
Eastern European studies (College Station, Tex.) ; no. 1.
Contents Genocide: the terms of reference -- The historical context: analytical tool or straitjacket? -- The preparatory phase: paving the road to genocide -- The responsibility dilemma: did the Muslims have an option? -- The implementation phase: fortunes of war or recognizable pattern? -- Motivating the perpetrator: the Serbian establishment's calculations -- The denial syndrome: the Serbian perspective -- The denial syndrome: the victims and bystanders -- Spin-off war crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina: the victimization process -- Stopping genocide: could more have been done? -- Must a victim remain defenseless? a case for self-defense
Summary "In this compelling and thorough study, Norman Cigar sets out to prove that genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina is not simply the unintentional result of civil war or the unfortunate by-product of rabid nationalism. Genocide is, he contends, the planned and direct consequence of conscious policy decisions made by the Serbian establishment in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Its policies were carried out in a deliberate and systematic manner as part of a broader strategy intended to achieve a defined political objective - the creation of an expanded, ethnically pure Greater Serbia." "Using testimony from congressional hearings, policy statements, interviews, and reports from the western and local media, the author describes a sinister policy of victimization that escalated from vilification to threats, then expulsion, torture, and killing. Cigar also takes the international community to task for its reluctance to act decisively and effectively." "Genocide in Bosnia provides a detailed account of the historical events, actions, and practices that led to and legitimated genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It focuses attention not only on the horror of "ethnic cleansing" but on the calculated strategy that allowed it to happen. Cigar's book is important reading for anyone interested in the inherent violence of overzealous nationalism - from Rwanda to Afghanistan and anywhere else."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207) and index
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Subject Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Muslims -- Bosnia and Herzegovina -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- General.
Ethnic relations
Etnische conflicten.
Balkan Peninsula.
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Musulmans -- Bosnie-Herzégovine -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Nettoyage ethnique -- Bosnie-Herzégovine.
SUBJECT Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Ethnic relations
Subject Bosnia and Herzegovina
Yougoslavie -- Histoire -- 1991- (guerre civile)
Bosnie-Herzégovine -- Relations interethniques.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 94032948
ISBN 0585174393