The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

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Cambridge University Press, 2005 - History - 580 pages
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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, 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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Written by one of the world's foremost living sociologists, this is a landmark contribution to the understanding of both ethnic cleansing and democracy, and rightly acclaimed as one of the leading books on mass killing. A core text, and must read, for anyone working on this topic, and accessible enough to be of interest to any intelligent and interested reader.  

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Michael Mann is a Professor of Sociology at University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of The Sources of Social Power, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2012-13) and Fascists (Cambridge University Press, 2004).