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dc.contributor.authorBellamy, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:49:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:49:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-09-23T00:13:17Z
dc.identifier.issn14781158
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14781158.2014.865600
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63027
dc.description.abstractEast Asia has a long history of genocide and mass atrocities. For much of the Cold War, East Asia was one of the world's most violent regions, experiencing multiple outbursts of mass killing. Since the end of the Cold War, however, the region has been transformed thanks to another Asian miracle. There are now fewer cases of genocide and mass atrocities in East Asia today than at any point in history for which we have reliable records. This article demonstrates and then tries to account for the dramatic decline of mass atrocities in East Asia. It argues that the decline was enabled by a combination of three major structural changes: reduction in the selection of mass atrocities as a weapon of war, increase in incomes, and progress towards democratization combined with the emergence of new ideas about sovereignty and their accommodation with existing principles of non-interference. Together, these structural and ideational changes created a changed regional context of increased costs and reduced payoffs for the commission of mass atrocities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Change, Peace and Security
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleThe Other Asian Miracle: The Decline of Mass Atrocities in East Asia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBellamy, Alex J.


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