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By Jeffrey S. Morton, Stefano Bianchini, Craig Nation, Paul Forage

ISBN-10: 1403963320

ISBN-13: 9781403963321

During this assortment students, policymakers, and armed forces officers discover the stipulations that gave upward thrust to the Balkan wars within the Nineteen Nineties, the applying of foreign legislation to the wars, the behavior of the wars, and post-war concerns. The essays are in keeping with displays given on the foreign convention at the Balkans held at Florida Atlantic college in February 2002. The participants come from various backgrounds, together with overseas legislation, genocide experiences, peacekeeping, eu politics, communications, background, and armed forces reviews.

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9. Doder and Branson, Milosevic, pp. 94-5. 10. Christopher Bennett, Yugoslavia’s Bloody Collapse. Causes, Course and Consequences, New York: New York University Press, 1995, p. 172. 11. Rogel, Yugoslavia, p. 29 12. Doder and Branson, Milosevic, p. 97. 13. Rogel, Yugoslavia, p. 32. 14. Rogel, Yugoslavia, p. 64. 15. Rogel, Yugoslavia, p. 32. 16. Bennett, Yugoslavia’s Bloody Collapse, p. 197 17. Bennett, Yugoslavia’s Bloody Collapse, p. 198. 18. Rogel, Yugoslavia, p. 32. 19. Rogel, Yugoslavia, p. 36.

In other words, war is a possible setting but not an absolute precondition for genocide, since genocide can erupt without an accompanying war. Nevertheless, all wars can and many do degenerate into genocide, serving as a warning to those looking ahead for clues of potential outbursts of radical, that is genocide-like violence. Given these sets of operative conclusions, how do they shed light on the multimega killings and policies that marked some stages of the 26 ● Henry R. Huttenbach disintegration of the multiethnic state of Yugoslavia, keeping in mind that genocidal violence was by no means automatic or inevitable?

If group consciousness rests also on territoriality, then the removal of an ethnic minority (or majority as was the case in Kosovo) is tantamount to posing an existential threat. In that case, the shadow (at least the suspicion) of genocide falls on most of the ethno-participants engaged in carving out their respective mono-ethnic state. What follows is an interpretation of the wars of Yugoslavia’s collapse seen through the prism of genocide. War and Genocide Recent scholarship on genocide has been exploring the war–genocide nexus, searching for the points where the two dissect, focusing on the area of overlap where war and genocide coincide, especially to determine their cause and effect relationship.

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