Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action (Hardback)
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Preventing Genocide: Practical Steps Toward Early Detection and Effective Action (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 20/07/2008
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Genocide has been called 'a problem from hell' and despite vehement declarations of 'never again' it's a problem that continues to plague the world. From the beginning of history to the most recent massacres in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur, genocide defies resolution. And given today's worldwide access to highly lethal weapons and advanced communications technology facilitating incitement to hate, we can expect to see this problem grow. It is often claimed that genocide occurs without warning, taking both local and global communities by surprise. Yet, as David Hamburg convincingly shows, we have had long-term advance knowledge of most modern genocides dating back to the early 20th century Armenian tragedy in Turkey and before. In this book, Dr. Hamburg applies a groundbreaking new perspective-the medical model of prevention-to the scourge of genocide in the world. Preventing genocide is not only possible, Dr Hamburg contends, but essential given its high cost in lives, human rights, and international security. Here he maps out numerous practical steps to recognise genocidal conflicts early and stem their tides of violence before they become acute. He also outlines several institutions in place and programs underway at the UN, EU, and NATO devoted to preventing future genocides before they erupt. He draws lessons both from missed opportunities and successful experiences and makes many constructive suggestions about strengthening international institutions, governments, and NGOs for this purpose.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781594515576
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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

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