Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action

De (autor) Elie Wiesel
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Maps out numerous practical steps to recognise genocidal conflicts early and stem their tides of violence before they become large scale tragedies.
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ISBN-13: 9781594515583
ISBN-10: 1594515581
Pagini: 374
Dimensiuni: 152 x 231 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Ediția: Revised, Update
Editura: Paradigm Publishers

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David A. Hamburg is DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is President Emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he served as President from 1982 to 1997. He is the author of Today's Children: Creating a Future for a Generation in Crisis (1992); No More Killing Fields (2002); and Learning to Live Together (2004).


Foreword by Elie Weisel Acknowledgments About the Author PART I: Nature and Severity of the Problem Chapter 1: Prevention of Genocide: Introduction and Overview Chapter 2: Paths to Genocide: Predisposing and Precipitating Factors and Their Relevance for Prevention Chapter 3: An Illustrative Genocide: The Armenians Chapter 4: An Illustrative Supergenocide: The Holocaust Chapter 5: An Illustrative Genocide: Burundi-Rwanda Chapter 6: Preventing Genocide: Leadership, Negotiation, Democracy, and International Help in the Vivid Example of South Africa PART II: Pillars of Prevention: Strateies, Tools, and Practices Chapter 7: Proactive Help in Preventing Mass Violence: Preventive Diplomacy and Beyond Chapter 8: Democracy and Prevention of Mass Violence Chapter 9: Fostering Equitable Socioeconomic Development Chapter 10: Education for Human Survival Chapter 11: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Through International Justice Chapter 12: Restraints on Weaponry PART III: Institutions and Organizations: Who Can Do What? Chapter 13: Potential of the United Nations for Preventing Mass Violence Chapter 14: The Promise of the European Union for Prevention of Genocide Chapter 15: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe: Its Potential for Preventing Genocide Chapter 16: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: An Instrument to Help in Preventing Genocide PART IV: Conclusion Chapter 17: Summing Up: Essential Points for Preventing Genocide Chapter 18: International Centers for the Prevention of Genocide: Unprecedented Historic Opportunities Notes Bibliography Index Credits


With his characteristic meticulous thoroughness, David Hamburg has produced a timely book to help us fulfill our anguished 'never again' pledge." -- Desmond Tutu Anyone who knows Professor Hamburg's life and work will say in a resounding voice, 'No one is better qualified to show, as he does in this lucid and well-documented book, what to do, what non-violent pressures to use, in order to stop a menace whose deadly shadow already broods over the new-born 21st century -- Elie Wiesel, from the Foreword "In Preventing Genocide, David Hamburg makes the most compelling case I have read for our ability to prevent 'the problem from hell.' This book will make a difference in how all who read it think about genocide." -- The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former U.S. Representative (D-Indiana) Timely and timeless lessons from a lifetime pioneering theory and practice in prevention. -- Graham Allison, Harvard University Preventing Genocide is a work of profound empathy, analytic insight, historical erudition, and disciplined passion. With lucid prose, compelling logic, and revealing evidence, [Hamburg] shows that genocide is preventable. -- Larry Diamond, Stanford University David Hamburg, who has contributed in so many and such significant ways to preventing genocide and other forms of deadly conflict, has written a masterful book. -- Bruce W. Jentleson, Duke University David Hamburg's book is a compelling call to action. But more than that, it provides the sound principles and tools that are essential to make that action successful. -- The Honorable William J. Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense In Preventing Genocide, David Hamburg has combined his experience, his knowledge, his wisdom, and his marvelous spirit to making essential proposals for a more peaceful world. -- The Honorable Sam Nunn, Cochair, Nuclear Threat Initiative and former U.S. Senator (D-Georgia) With logic, compassion, and wisdom, this important book offers a compelling guide to prevent war from having the last word on the human race." -- Jane Holl Lute, Department of Homeland Security Preventing Genocide is a thorough examination on the cases of genocides with deep compassion for challenges to prevent." -- Mrs. Sadako Ogata, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency