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Reigns of terror

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Call Number304.6 M31r
Dates[2003]; ©2003
Statement of ResponsibilityPatricia Marchak.
Creators & ContributorsMarchak, M. Patricia (author)
Summary"Reigns of Terror is an expose of states that have committed gross human rights crimes against their own citizens. Patricia Marchak seeks to discover whether these states have anything in common—whether there are preconditions that can be identified as leading to crimes against humanity so that the world community could take preventative action in similar situations elsewhere. She provides short histories of nine culturally and historically diverse societies where such crimes occurred during the twentieth century, including the Ottoman Empire in Armenia, the USSR in the Eastern Ukraine, Nazi Germany, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Burundi, Rwanda, Argentina, Chile, and Yugoslavia." —Back cover
ContentsPart One. An Argument About Conditions Leading to Crimes Against Humanity
  • States, armed force, and unequal citizens
  • Racism and identity
  • Class and territory
  • Culture and ideology
  • Who are the ordinary men?
  • The Janus state and the problem of intervention
Part Two. Case Studies
  • The Ottoman Empire, 1915–16
  • The USSR, 1932–33
  • Nazi Germany, 1933–45
  • Burundi and Rwanda, 1972–95
  • Chile, 1973–88
  • Cambodia, 1975–79
  • Argentina, 1976–83
  • Yugoslavia, 1990–94
Physical Description xi, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMontreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [277]–295) and index