The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing This comprehensive study of international ethnic cleansing provides in depth coverage of its occurrences in Armenia Nazi Germany Cambodia Yugoslavia and Rwanda as well as cases of lesser violence

  • Title: The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing
  • Author: Michael Mann
  • ISBN: 9780521538541
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • This comprehensive study of international ethnic cleansing provides in depth coverage of its occurrences in Armenia, Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, as well as cases of lesser violence in early modern Europe and in contemporary India and Indonesia After presenting a general theory of why serious conflict emerges and how it escalates into mass murder, MichaThis comprehensive study of international ethnic cleansing provides in depth coverage of its occurrences in Armenia, Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, as well as cases of lesser violence in early modern Europe and in contemporary India and Indonesia After presenting a general theory of why serious conflict emerges and how it escalates into mass murder, Michael Mann offers suggestions on how to avoid such escalation in the future Michael Mann is the author of Fascists Cambridge, 2004 and The Sources of Social Power Cambridge 1986.

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      Michael Mann

    About Author

    1. Michael Mann is a British born professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Visiting Research Professor at Queen s University Belfast Mann holds dual British and United States citizenships He received his B.A in Modern History from the University of Oxford in 1963 and his D.Phil in Sociology from the same institution in 1971 Mann is currently visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge.Mann has been a professor of Sociology at UCLA since 1987 he was reader in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1977 to 1987 Mann was also a member of the Advisory Editors Council of the Social Evolution History Journal.In 1984, Mann published The Autonomous Power of the State its Origins, Mechanisms, and Results in the European Journal of Sociology This work is the foundation for the study of the despotic and infrastructural power of the modern state.Mann s most famous works include the monumental The Sources of Social Power and The Dark Side of Democracy, spanning the entire 20th century He also published Incoherent Empire, where he attacks the United States War on Terror as a clumsy experiment of neo imperialism.Mann is currently working on The Sources of Social Power Globalizations, the third volume in the series Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

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    1. Okay so I only read the rather loong section on the Armenian genocide, but I found it very helpful He has a Phase A Phase D schematic that allows a somewhat neophyte to the whole affair to follow the progression of events to see how they degenerated into wholesale massacre He does not justify it or show it as inevitable in any way, for those who might find that problematic, he just contextualizes the event and tries to pry apart the logic of both the Armenians and the ruling CUP party, soldiers, [...]


    2. Comes Up Short Ethnic cleansing has been practiced by signers of the Atlantic Charter in the past and continues to be practiced by emerging democracies of today A book addressing this issue is a welcome addition to the literature of the evolving history of human rights Thus it is with great anticipation that I turned to the Dark Side of Democracy Unfortunately, the book falls awfully short of its promise Its title is misleading and it contains a large number of misstatements of facts and factual [...]


    3. I liked Mann s approach of the Armenian genocide Its in line with other scholars of genocide studies, however, it s theoretical than storytelling that s in the case of Dr Ronald Suny s book They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else The phases of the Armenian extermination that led to plan D that is genocide is well thought of and it makes sense and somehow, it resonates within you thus less confusing.


    4. I was reading for my class on Genocide and it sure taught me a lot about all the events that have happened The categories Mann has made for who the perpetrators and who the victims were are excellently thought out This makes a very good reading for not only classes but also if you are looking to learn about the history during your free time.



    5. Some good anecdotes but the theory is night tight enough to bring any enduring insight to this very interesting and important problem.



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