13 January 2016

The twentieth century has been called, not inaccurately, a century of genocide. And the beginning of the twenty-first century has seen little change, with genocidal violence in Darfur, Congo, Sri Lanka, and Syria. Why is genocide so widespread, and so difficult to stop, across societies that differ so much culturally, technologically, and politically?

That's the question that this collection addresses, gathering a stellar roster of contributors, all alumni of the MA Holocaust and Genocide Studies, to offer a range of perspectives from different disciplines to attempt to understand the pervasiveness of genocidal violence. Challenging outdated beliefs and conventions that continue to influence our understanding, Genocide constitutes a major contribution to the scholarship on mass violence.

This volume is part of the series NIOD Studies on War, Holocaust, and Genocide. The series encompasses peer reviewed scholarly work on the impact of war, holocaust, and genocides on twentieth century societies, covering a broad range of historical approaches in a global context, and from diverse disciplinary perspectives.

About the editor of this volume: 

Uğur Ümit Üngör (1980) gained his Ph.D. in 2009 (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam, and worked in Sheffield and Dublin. Currently he is Associate Professor at the Department of History at Utrecht University and at the NIOD: Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam.

About the series editors: 

Series Editors: Peter Keppy (NIOD), Ingrid de Zwarte (NIOD and University of Amsterdam), Karel Berkhoff (NIOD), and Thijs Bouwknegt (NIOD). Contact us please at P.Keppy@niod.knaw.nl

NIOD Studies on War, Holocaust, and Genocide
Hardback ISBN 978 90 8964 524 1
€89.00/ £70.00 / $110.00
e-ISBN 978 90 4851 865 4 
276 pages, 3 b/w illustrations an 1 line art
Available to order through your local bookseller or on www.aup.nl.