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Please follow the "comment" link above for more information on comments, course readings, course requirements and grading.By discussing and analysing English-language research literature and primary source material, this course will address the development of the concept of genocide (and alternative concepts) after 1945, individual instances of genocide in the post-war era (such as the Rwandan genocide of 1994) and other examples of suspected genocide (such as the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965/66). We will also attempt to place individual cases into a wider comparative framework. Classes will take place in English. Strong verbal and writing skills in English are essential for participation.
– – Postscript – –
Unfortunately, the spread of the coronavirus and the measures being taken to slow that spread preclude us from holding face-to-face classes for the time being. Furthermore, the postponement of the beginning of the summer semester by one week has resulted in the start of the registration period being pushed back to 20th April, the same day as the first class of this course was scheduled to be held. In addition, I cannot officially admit anyone to the course until the afternoon of Friday, 24th April. Once you have registered for the course, therefore, I will contact you via e-mail with the Course Outline and information on the corresponding Moodle course (which is already set up and where you will also find a short introductory video from me), texts for the first class (Week 2) and questions relating to these texts. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
- Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
- Robert Gellately and Ben Kiernan (eds.), The Spectre of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)
- Christian Gerlach, Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)
- Raphael Lemkin, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1944)
- Mark Levene, Genocide in the Age of the Nation-State, 2 vols. (London: I. B. Tauris, 2005)
- Michael Mann, The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)
- Scott Straus, The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008)
- Eric Weitz, A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003)
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