The term genocide has been used to describe a wide range of events and polities, from the "final solution of the Jewish question" in Nazi Germany to Western efforts to establish birth control and abortion programs in Third World nations. It is these dimensions of genocide that the authors to this volume explore, in the context both of their historical roots and of the implications for current and future international action.
"This volume succeeds in its purpose of mapping out the terrain of the practice of genocide, and in providing insights into the conceptual issues that attend the study of genocide. For this reason alone, it is an important work which advances our knowledge of the history and causes of genocide."—Journal of International Studies
"Thoughtful and well-researched."—American Journal of International Law
"This book brings together scholarly experts on this grim subject, one that has been made particularly timely by events in Bosnia and Rwanda."—Foreign Affairs