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Protection Against Genocide


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Preface The Urgent Need for Global Human Rights Regime by Neal Riemer The Evolution of the International System and its Impact on Protection Against Genocide by Douglas W. Simon The Three P's of Genocide Prevention: With Application to a Genocide Foretold by Helen Fein Economic Sanctions and Genocide: Too Little, Too Late, and Sometimes Too Much by George A. Lopez Can An International Criminal Court Prevent and Punish Genocide by David Wippman A UN Constabulary to Enforce the Law on Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity? by Saul Mendlovitz and John Fousek On Humanitarian Intervention by Michael Joseph Smith Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Index

About the Author

NEAL RIEMER is Andrew V. Stout Professor of Political Philosophy, emeritus, Department of Political Science, Drew University. His major books include Creative Breakthroughs in Politics, Karl Marx and Prophetic Politics, The Future of the Democratic Revolution, James Madison, The Revival of Democratic Theory, and, with Douglas Simon, The New World of Politics.


"The most thorough study of the political and legal issues raised by genocide, this book is also a call for preventive action and for effective international protection of the victims. It is a considerable scholarly and ethical achievement."-Stanley Hoffman Buttenwieser University Professor Harvard University
"I am much impressed with your excellent new book, Protection Against Genocide. It is provocative, wide-ranging, and, most importantly, offers reasoned, cautious hope that genocide can be prevented. It should be of interest to all those concerned with the protection of human rights."-Roger Smith Professor College of William and Mary Past President Association of Genocide Scholars
"This volume of essays offers us the most serious and sophisticated attempt to approach the persistence of genocide as a world order problem to be solved by norms and institutions. Its great value lies in manifesting the tension between the political will to eliminate genocide and the formidable obstacles to doing so. We are all challenged by such an undertaking to read carefully, and to do our best to make the "impossible" happen."-Richard Falk Professor of International Law and Practice Princeton University
"Neal Riemer, Andrew V. Stout Professor of Political Philosophy, Emeritus, Drew University, as a contributor to political theory equals most scholars working full time in a faculty....A current example, illustrated in this book, is the group of political scientists, sociologists, international lawyers, historians, and students of international organization, brought together to explore Protection Against Genocide: Mission Impossible....Riemer has demonstrated a remarkable ability to build on the work of other scholars and disciplines and link them with his own scholarly efforts."-Kenneth W. Thompson former Director of the Miller Center and Professor Emeritus University of Virginia
"Neal Riemer is to be commended not only for his convening of the Colloquium which afforded these scholars and writers the opportunity to share both their thinking and their creative solutions with the rest of us, but for his judicious editing and organization of this important volume as well. The avenue addressed--moral, legal, economic, and military--and those who address them, fairly and objectively examine not only the solutions for genocide prevention but their counterargument as well. Protection Against Genocide: Mission Impossible? is a significant and vital contribution to our ongoing dialogue about how to prevent repetitions of genocide in this twenty-first century. It merits the widest reading audience possible."-Steven L. Jacobs International Editor The Papers of Raphael Lemkin
"This well-organized volume of essays is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on genocide in the post World War II period. The editor of the volume has done a wonderful job of organizing the essays around this central theme, and each chapter, while standing on its own, fits well into the overall framework of the book. The conviction of the authors that it would be possible to develop workable measures to prevent genocide is clear, but the essays are not characterized by a dreamy-eyed idealism. Instead, a compassionate realism pervades the discussions of such important topics as humanitarian intervention, economic sanctions, the use of force, and the development of an international criminal court. This excellent and provocative book will be of interest not only to scholars and students, but also to intelligent readers who are interested in international action on human rights."-Lawrence J. LeBlanc Professor, Marquette University

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