Genocide at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Darfur

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

byDale C. Tatum

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At the end of World War II, the international community deemed genocide a crime against humanity. Yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century it has occurred repeatedly. This book explains why genocide began to occur in the twenty-first century and why the United States has been ineffective at preventing it and stopping it once it occurs.

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At the end of World War II, the international community deemed genocide a crime against humanity. Yet, at the dawn of the twenty-first century it has occurred repeatedly. This book explains why genocide began to occur in the twenty-first century and why the United States has been ineffective at preventing it and stopping it once it occ...

Dale C. Tatum is Lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies at California State University Long Beach. He was born in South-Central Los Angeles and still resides there.  He has an A.B in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an A.M. and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Dr. Tatu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The End of World War II, the Promise * Part I: Setting the Stage for Genocide * The Cold War with the Third World * The End of the Cold War * Politics gets in the Way * Part II: The Case Studies * Rwanda, the United States and Genocide * Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Kitty Genovese of the Balkans * The War in Kosovo * The War in Darfur: Genocide on Our Watch * Part III: Understanding the Problem * How We Relate * The Media * International Relations and Education * Part IV: Looking Towards the United Nations for a Solution * Why United Nations Reforms Will Not Change the Status Quo * Conclusion: Genocide in the Age of Obama

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“In the first half of the twentieth century, the worst cases of genocide were perpetrated in two of the most advanced countries in the world--Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia.  Since the middle of the twentieth century, smaller countries have caught the genocidal bug--including Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and probably Darfur. Dale C. Tatum laments the lack of strong American leadership in dealing with the proliferation of genocide, which is as compelling a moral cause as preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons.  Indeed, Tatum has convinced me that genocidal proliferation may be more imminent and needs the urgent attention of America and the world community.”--Ali A. Mazrui, Director of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY“This book covers genocides in recent history and the political/historical environments associated with these tragedies. We should all study these events, but it is particularly appropriate for college students to ponder and discuss them. Insufficient attention is given to the genocide question at the collegiate level and to those areas of the world covered by this volume. Importantly, it is written with considerable passion, clarity, and perception--qualities that stand to stimulate thinking and debate about governments should approach genocide and how to prevent it.”--William Leiter, Professor of Political Science, California State University