Abstract/Details

Towards a general theory of genocide: An examination of Rwanda, 1994

Desai, A. Soni. 
 University of Calgary (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2003. MQ87229.

Abstract (summary)

The crime of genocide has occurred throughout history and throughout the world. Genocide scholars have concentrated on defining genocide and categorizing genocide into typologies. The purpose of this study was to create a general theory of genocide using conflict theories from sociology and control theories from criminology to explain genocide. I developed five hypotheses which I explored first against evidence from the Rwandan genocide and then briefly against evidence from three other genocides: the Rape of Nanking, the Holocaust, and Srebrenica. I found parallels among all four genocides. I suggest that policy-makers utilize the general principles of my hypotheses to create a “red flag” warning system aimed at preventing genocide.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Criminology;
Social research
Classification
0627: Criminology
0344: Social research
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
Towards a general theory of genocide: An examination of Rwanda, 1994
Author
Desai, A. Soni
Number of pages
176
Degree date
2003
School code
0026
Source
MAI 42/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-612-87229-5
Advisor
Brannigan, Augustine
University/institution
University of Calgary (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ87229
ProQuest document ID
305336883
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305336883/fulltextPDF