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dc.contributor.authorKarstedt, Susanne
dc.contributor.editorSusanne Karstedt and Stephan Parmentier
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-13T02:31:33Z
dc.date.available2018-03-13T02:31:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1477-3708
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1477370812454646
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/171781
dc.description.abstractMass violence and genocidal events are presently characterized by new patterns that clearly set them apart from previous genocides and mass atrocities. These changes in the nature of mass atrocity events have necessarily shifted perspectives and conceptualizations of genocide and mass atrocities. Gerlach's (2006, 2010) concept of 'extremely violent societies' seeks to deconstruct conventional understandings of genocidal mass violence and to re-contextualize it within a larger framework of conflict and in the 'grassroots nature' of other types of violence from which these events emerge. Based on his concept, I constructed a 'Violent Societies Index' (VSI), which offers a new approach to the multifaceted nature of contemporary mass violence and provides a new tool for a contextual and pattern analysis: it is the 'how' of extreme levels of violence that is addressed rather than the 'why'.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.place10.1177/1477370812454646
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom499
dc.relation.ispartofpageto513
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleContextualizing mass atrocity crimes: The dynamics of 'extremely violent societies'
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorKarstedt, Susanne


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