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Contextualising Mass Atrocity Crimes: Moving Toward a Relational Approach

Karstedt, Susanne

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Contemporary mass atrocities and genocides hold two general lessons: First, even in the course of these violent decades, genocides are rare events, and mass atrocities are not. Second, contemporary mass violence evolves in macro-and microcontexts that shape particular trajectories of conflict and violence. As the international community assumes responsibility for protecting victims and prosecuting perpetrators in contemporary high-risk environments, it is important to contextualize extreme...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKarstedt, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:14:01Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T22:14:01Z
dc.identifier.issn1550-3585
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/50058
dc.description.abstractContemporary mass atrocities and genocides hold two general lessons: First, even in the course of these violent decades, genocides are rare events, and mass atrocities are not. Second, contemporary mass violence evolves in macro-and microcontexts that shape particular trajectories of conflict and violence. As the international community assumes responsibility for protecting victims and prosecuting perpetrators in contemporary high-risk environments, it is important to contextualize extreme violence and genocide and to understand the microrelational structure and dynamics of mass atrocity events. This article discusses two conceptual turnsmdashatrocity crimes and extremely violent societiesmdashand identifies three trajectories that move beyond an exceptionalist perspective on mass atrocities. Dynamic concentration of deterrence is suggested as a microrelational strategy for both protection and prosecution in contemporary humanitarian crises. � 2013 by Annual Reviews.
dc.publisherAnnual Reviews, Inc.
dc.sourceAnnual Review of Law and Social Science
dc.titleContextualising Mass Atrocity Crimes: Moving Toward a Relational Approach
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2013
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor180119 - Law and Society
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9312240xPUB196
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKarstedt, Susanne, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue9
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage383
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage404
local.identifier.doi10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-102612-134016
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:43:24Z
local.identifier.thomsonID000329811400018
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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