[DEBATE] : Genocide and Mass Violence
henning.melber at dhf.uu.se
Mon Dec 1 16:12:47 GMT 2008
Revisiting the heart of darkness - Explorations
into genocide and other forms of mass violence.
60 years after the UN Convention. Edited by
Henning Melber. Uppsala: The Dag Hammarskjöld
Foundation (development dialogue, no. 50,
December 2008), 302 pp.
This Development Dialogue is published on the
occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Genocide
Convention, adopted by the United Nations General
Assembly on 9th December 1948. On the basis of
the normative framework created and more recently
also applied in a few cases, the contributions
seek to explore further the socio-historical and
-political contexts of genocide and mass violence
and test the common approaches against analyses
of social realities as well as theories. The
historical dimension is of significance to many
of the chapters, which have a main focus on
African cases and contexts.
The contributions, which are based on two
conferences held in Uppsala in December 2006 and
Oslo in November 2007, present scholarly as well
as politically and morally guided forms of
engagement. This blend seeks to acknowledge the
need to unite differently posed concerns and
appeals in their common efforts to examine
further the notion of genocide (as well as its
limitations), with the aim of reducing the risks
of history repeating itself.
The volume is accessible for download at the
Foundation's web site: www.dhf.uu.se.
Henning Melber (Executive Director)
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Övre Slottsgatan 2, S-753 10 Uppsala/Sweden
Tel. +46-18-4101001; Fax +46-18-12 20 72
Henning.Melber at dhf.uu.se, http://www.dhf.uu.se
"IT IS WHEN WE ALL PLAY SAFE THAT WE CREATE A WORLD OF UTMOST INSECURITY."
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