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dc.contributor.authorGlanville, Lukeen_US
dc.contributor.editorHenry Huttenbach, Dominik Schaller, Jurgen Zimmereren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:51:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:51:07Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-27T06:54:22Z
dc.identifier.issn14623528en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14623520903309529en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34250
dc.description.abstract"Genocide" was once perceived to be a powerful word. In 1994, the Clinton administration feared using the word to describe violence in Rwanda. Officials believed that the use of this label would activate unwanted legal obligations and increase political expectations for an American response to the crisis. In contrast, ten years later the Bush administration willingly used the term to describe atrocities being committed in Darfur, Sudan. This administration denied that a determination of "genocide" activated new legal obligations, and also found that the use of the word did not lead to substantially increased political pressures to act. This article argues that the word "genocide" has lost some of its ideational power in the sense that it has been detached from legal and political demands "to prevent and to punish" it. The article suggests some reasons for this change and also considers the extent to which such a change actually matters.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom467en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto486en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Genocide Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleIs 'genocide' still a powerful word?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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