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War Crimes and Genocide, 2012/13, Semester 1
Susanne Karstedt
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War Crimes and Genocide, 2012/13, Semester 1
Susanne Karstedt

Alvarez, A. (2009) Genocidal crimes , London: Routledge (Chapter 1, 4, 5)

Baumann, Z. (1989) Modernity and the Holocaust , Cambridge: Polity (Chapter 1, 3, 4, 6)

Bloxham, D. (2009) The final solution : a genocide A Genocide, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Bloxham, Donald. & Moses, Dirk A. (2010): The Oxford handbook of genocide studies Oxford: Oxford University Press (excellent authors on a range of themes) .

Browning, C. (2001) Ordinary Men. Reserve Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland , London: Penguin

Chalk, F. & Jonassohn, K. (1990) The history and sociology of genocide : analyses and case studies , New Haven: Yale University Press

Cigar, N. & Williams, P. (2002) Indictment at The Hague : the Milosevic regime and crimes of the Balkan Wars , New York: New York University Press

Cohen, R. (2001) The avengers : a Jewish war story , London: Vintage.

Cohen, S. (2001) States of denial : knowing about atrocities and suffering, Cambridge: Polity (Chapter 5)

Del Ponte, C. (2003) The Role of International Criminal Prosecutions in Reconstructing Divided Communities , London: Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE Available at:

Del Ponte, C. (2008) Madame prosecutor : confrontations with humanity's worst criminals and the culture of impunity : a memoir , New York: Other Press

Douglas, L (2001) The memory of judgment : making law and history in the trials of the Holocaust. New Haven: Yale University Press (Chapter 4)

Drumbl, M. A. (2007) Atrocity, punishment, and international law , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Chapter 1)

Fein, H. (1993) Genocide : a sociological perspective, London: Sage

Fujii, Lee Ann (2009) Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda Ithaca: Cornel University Press

Gerlach, C. (2006) Extremely violent societies: An alternative to the concept of genocide, Journal of genocide research.., 8, 455 – 471

Gerlach, Christian (2010):Extremely violent societies : mass violence in the twentieth-century world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Goldhagen, D. (1996) Hitler's willing executioners : ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, London: Little, Brown and Comp

Goldstone, R. J. (2000) For humanity : reflections of a war crimes investigator, New Haven: Yale University Press

Hagan, J. (2003) Justice in the Balkans : prosecuting war crimes in the Hague Tribunal , Chicago: Chicago University Press (Chapter 1)

Hagan, John and Wenona Rymond Richmond (2008): Darfur and the crime of genocide. New York: Cambridge University Press

Hatzfeld, J. (2005) Into the quick of life : the Rwandan genocide : the survivors speak : a report : London: Serpent’s Tail

Hatzfeld, J. (2007) The antelope's strategy : living in Rwanda after the genocide, New York: Farrar

Hatzfeld, J. (2008) A time for machetes : the Rwandan genocide : the killers speak : a report. London: Serpents Tail

Hirsh, D. (2003) Law against genocide : cosmopolitan trials . London: Glasshouse

Höss, R. (1996) Death dealer : the memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz, ed. by S. Paskuly, New York: Da Capo Press

Jones, A. (2010) Genocide : a comprehensive introduction, London: Routledge (Chapter 1, 10-16)

Kuper, L. (1981) Genocide : its political use in the twentieth century, Harmondsworth: Penguin

Kuper, L. (1985) The prevention of genocide , New Haven and London: Yale University (Chapter 11,12)

Kutnjak Ivkovich, Sanja and John Hagan (2011) Reclaiming justice : the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and local courts. Oxford: OUP

Laban Hinton, A. (2005) Why did they kill? : Cambodia in the shadow of genocide Berkeley: University of California Press

Lebor, A. (2006) ‘ Complicity with evil : the United Nations in the age of modern genocide, New Haven: Yale University Press

Letschert, Rianne, Havemann, Roloef, de Brouwer, Anne-Marie & Pemberton, A. eds. (2011): Victimological Approaches to International Crimes: Africa. Cambridge, Antwerp: Intersentia ;

Lifton, R. J. (2000) The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, New York: Basic Books

Lorey, D. L. & Beezley, W. H. (2001) Genocide, collective violence, and popular memory : the politics of remembrance in the twentieth century , Berkeley: Scholarly Resources

Lutz, E. L. & Reiger, C. (2009) Prosecuting heads of state , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Lyons, Robert, and Scott Straus. Intimate enemy : images and voices of the Rwandan genocide. New York: Zone Books, 2006. (DT 450.435 .L96 2006)

McDonough, F. & Cochrane, J. (2008) The Holocaust , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

McEvoy, Kieran &. McGregor, Lorna (eds) (2008): Transitional Justice from Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Melvern, Linda (2004) Conspiracy to murder : the Rwandan genocide, London: Verso

Moghalu, K. C. (2006) Rwanda's genocide : the politics of global justice. Westport: Praeger (Chapter 7)

Orizio, D. (2003) Talk of the devil : encounters with seven dictators , London: Secker and Warburg

Payne, L. A. (2008) Unsettling accounts : neither truth nor reconciliation in confessions of state violence, Durham and London: Duke University Press (Chapter 9 )

Robertson, G. (2006) Crimes Against Humanity, 3rd ed., London: Penguin

Rubinstein, W. D. (2004) Genocide : a history , Harlow: Pearson and Longman (Chapter 1, 2 & Appendix)

Rummel, Rudolph J. (1998) Statistics of Democide . Muenster: Lit (see )

Savelsberg, J. J. (2010) Crime and human rights : crimonology of genocide and atrocities , London: Sage (Chapter 1, 6, 7)

Schabas, W. A. (2004) An Introduction to the International Criminal Court, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Scheffer, David (2012): All the missing souls : a personal history of the war crimes tribunals Princeton: Princeton University Press 

Sereny, G. (1992) Into that darkness : from mercy killing to mass murder , London: Vintage

Sereny, G. (1996) Albert Speer : his battle with truth New York: Random House

Shaw, M. (2003) War and genocide : organized killing in modern society, Cambridge: Polity (Chapter 8)

Shaw, M. (2007) What is genocide? Cambridge: Polity (Chapter 5, 9)

Smeulers, Alette, & Havemann, Roloef (2008): Supranational criminology : towards a criminology of international crimes Cambridge, Antwerp; Intersentia

Smeulers, Alette. (2010): Collective violence and international criminal justice : an interdisciplinary approach Cambridge, Antwerp: Intersentia 

Staub, E. (1989) The roots of evil : the origins of genocide and other group violence , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Chapter 2-4)

Stone, Dan (2010): The historiography of genocide.Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Taylor, T. (1992) The anatomy of the Nuremberg trials : a personal memoir, New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Totten, S. (2009) Plight and fate of women during and following genocide , New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers

Totten, S. (ed.) (2008) The prevention and intervention of genocide (Chapter 2, 3 & 6)

Valentino, B. (2004) Final solutions : mass killing and genocide in the twentieth century , Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press

Waller, J. (2002) Becoming evil : how ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing , Oxford :Oxford University Press (Chapter 6)

This list was last updated on 08/10/2012