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Who Must Die in Rwanda's Genocide? : The State of Exception Realized (Hardcover) (Kyrsten Sinema)

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This book provides a juridical, sociopolitical history of the evolution of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Over one million citizens were massacred in less than 100 days via a highly organized, efficiently executed genocide throughout the tiny country of Rwanda. While genocide is not a unique phenomenon in modern times, a genocide like Rwanda’s is unique. Unlike most genocides, wherein a government plans and executes mass murder of a targeted portion of its population, asking merely that the majority population look the other way, or at most, provide no harbor to the targeted population (ex: Germany), the Rwandan government relied heavily on the civilian population to not only politically support, but actively engage in the acts of genocide committed over the 100 days throughout the spring of 1994. This book seeks to understand why and how the Rwandan genocide occurred. It analyzes the colonial roots of modern Rwandan government and the development of the political “state of exception” created in Rwanda that ultimately allowed the sovereign to dehumanize the minority Tutsi population and execute the most efficient genocide in modern history.
Number of Pages: 159
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Kyrsten Sinema
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2015
TCIN: 50130235
UPC: 9781498518642
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5461
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