On the Nature of Genocidal Intent

On the Nature of Genocidal Intent

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Campbell offers a conceptual look into the nature of genocidal intent, systematically analyzing the conceptual and logical structures for genocidal intent, and discussing its theoretical foundations. The analysis offers particular insight into the process of operationalizing genocide and mass extermination. The investigation includes discussion of the roles orchestrators play and the systematic development of a genocidal strategy, which requires the intent to purge pre-selected demographic identifiers from the population. Cambell also analyzes in detail the dynamic process of generational conflict, wherein former perpetrators become victims and victims become perpetrators.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 157.48 x 243.84 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 3 tables
  • 0739178466
  • 9780739178461

About Jason J. Campbell

Jason J. Campbell is currently an assistant professor of conflict resolution and philosophy at Nova Southeastern University.show more

Review quote

This subtle book advances our understanding of genocidal intent in two ways: by surveying various ways in which scholars believe that genocidal intent is manifested during episodes of mass killing or other destructive acts, and by proposing an account of genocidal intent as a breach of intersubjective understanding and empathy during campaigns to preserve political power or national security within a state. -- Hannibal Travis, Florida International Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Conceptual Boundaries of Genocidal Intent Chapter 2: The Problem of the Collective Chapter 3: Genocidal Intent and its Relationship to Consequences Chapter 4: Creating an Enemy of the State Chapter 5: Four Motivations for Genocidal Intent Chapter 6: The Logic of Genocidal Intent Chapter 7: Intentional Embeddedness and Structural Meaning Chapter 8: Inconsistencies within the Logic of Genocidal Intentshow more