Chapter 8. Why Do States Kill Citizens? Or, Why Racism is an Insufficient Explanation

  1. Dr Victoria M. Esses Professor Director Fellow and
  2. Richard A. Vernon Professor
  1. Patricia Marchak Professor Dean Emerita

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch8

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill

How to Cite

Marchak, P. (2008) Why Do States Kill Citizens? Or, Why Racism is an Insufficient Explanation, in Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill (eds V. M. Esses and R. A. Vernon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303056.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Western Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170581

Online ISBN: 9781444303056

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Keywords:

  • state crimes - racism an insufficient explanation;
  • preconditions to crimes against humanity;
  • substantial social change;
  • state and power of armed forces;
  • political paralysis by confrontation with fundamental social change;
  • substantial social change, state breakdown;
  • independent institutional sectors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Methodology

  • Preconditions to Crimes Against Humanity

  • Further Definitions and Discussion

  • Brief Statement of Argument

  • Selected Case Studies Briefly Described

  • Conclusion and Remaining Issues

  • References