War and Genocide: Organised Killing in Modern Society
April 2012, Polity
About the Author vi
Foreword to the Second Edition by Gareth Evans viii
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
List of Abbreviations xviii
1 Conceptual Building Blocks 6
2 "Humanitarian" Interventions: Thumbnail Sketches 34
3 New Wars and New Humanitarianisms 66
4 New Thinking: The Responsibility to Protect 97
5 So What? Moving from Rhetoric to Reality 133
Selected Readings 210
- Argues that the degeneration of war into genocide in the twentieth century was systematic and structural.
- Examines war and genocide together with their opposites, peace and justice, from the standpoint of victims as well as perpetrators.
- Provides a guide to the main intellectual resources – military, political and social theories – necessary to understand war and genocide.
- Summarizes the main historical episodes of slaughter, from the trenches of the First World War to the Nazi Holocaust and the killing fields of Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda.
- Includes suggestions for further reading, courses and websites
Martha Finnemore, George Washington University
"Few observers have written more, or more persuasively, than Professor Weiss, and this is his best work to date. A sensible, thorough and realistic treatment."
Fernando R. Tesóon, Florida State University College of Law