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Description - Agents of Atrocity by N. Mitchell

Who is responsible for the terror, atrocities, and violations of human rights that occur in civil wars? Blame can be directly attributed to the actual perpetrators of the massacres, rapes, and pillaging - but it can also be placed on the leaders who often hide behind their ambivalent orders. Placing responsibility clearly in the hands of political leadership, Mitchell explores the interaction of leaders, their management practices and repressive policies, using the Arab-Israeli conflict and the English and Russian civil wars to shed light on when leaders are more or less likely to turn to atrocities to achieve their goals. With civil wars continuing to rage around the world, Agents of Atrocity provides a timely history of atrocities and the leaders and henchmen who carried them out, while providing a new context for understanding why they occur and how they can be prevented in the future .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403962744
ISBN-10: 140396274X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - N. Mitchell

NEIL J. MITCHELL is Professor of Political Science and former Department Chair at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. Before coming to New Mexico in 1986, he was an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University and a Visiting Professor at Grinnell College in Iowa, USA. He is the author of Generous Corporation (Yale University Press, 1989) and Conspicuous Corporation (The University of Michigan Press, 1997), and various scholarly titles.