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Contextualizing mass atrocity crimes: The dynamics of 'extremely violent societies'

Karstedt, Susanne


Mass violence and genocidal events are presently characterized by new patterns that clearly set them apart from previous genocides and mass atrocities. These changes in the nature of mass atrocity events have necessarily shifted perspectives and conceptualizations of genocide and mass atrocities. Gerlach’s (2006, 2010) concept of ‘extremely violent societies’ seeks to deconstruct conventional understandings of genocidal mass violence and to re-contextualize it within a larger framework of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1177/1477370812454646


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