Edited by Stephen McLoughlin, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
- PUBLISHED BY: Brill publishing house
- ISBN13: 9789004299863
- PUBLICATION DATE: July 2015
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Mass Atrocities, Risk and Resilience examines the relationship between risk and resilience in the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities and explores two broad areas of neglect. In terms of prevention, there is very little research that analyzes how local and national actors manage the risk associated with mass atrocities. In the field of comparative genocide studies, to date there has been very little interest in examining negative cases. Although much is known about why mass atrocities occur, much less is established about why they do not occur. The contributions in this book address this neglect in two important ways. First, they challenge commonly-accepted approaches to prevention. Second, they explore negative cases in order to better understand how local and national actors have mitigated risk over time.
Stephen McLoughlin is a Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, at Griffith University. His research interests include mass atrocities early warning, structural prevention of mass atrocities, ethnic conflict in post-communist states, and the responsibility to protect. His current research is focused on understanding local and national sources of resilience, and how these play a protective role in states at risk of future atrocities. He is the author of the recent book The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocities: Understanding Risk and Resilience.