Studies in Comparative Genocide

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Studies in Comparative Genocide

Chorbajian, Levon, and Shirinian, George, editors.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999, 309 pages. ISBN 0312219334.

"Rare, however, is a people which experiences its own death and survives to contemplate its demise."

— Rouben Paul Adalian

Many of the world's leading authorities from history, sociology, political science and psychology shed new light on the major genocides of the twentieth century in this collection. The collection contains papers shedding light on historical and ideological aspects of major genocides of the 20th century. Papers are arranged in sections on approaches to genocide, the Armenian Genocide, and comparative genocide, genocide denial, and prevention. There is a strong focus on the Armenian Genocide throughout the book.

Sample Chapters:

  • Science, Modernity, and Authorized Terror: Reconsidering the Genocidal State, Irving Horowitz
  • Comparison of Genocides, Yehuda Bauer
  • A Conceptual Method for Examining the Consequences of the Armenian Genocide, Rouben Paul Adalian
  • The Convergent Roles of the State and a Governmental Party in the Armenian Genocide, Vahakn N.Dadrian
  • The Genocide of the Armenians and the Silence of the Turks, Taner Akçam
  • Testing Theories Brutally: Armenian (1915) Bosnia 1992), and Rwanda (1994), Helen Fein
  • Pol Pot and Enver Pasha: A Comparison of the Cambodia and Armenia Genocides, Ben Kiernan