Response to claims of ‘bias’ in genocide research

I have coauthored the following article: Goldberg, Amos; Kehoe, Thomas J.; Moses, A. Dirk; Segal, Raz; Shaw, Martin; and Wolf, Gerhard (2016) "Israel Charny’s Attack on the Journal of Genocide Research and its Authors: A Response," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal: Vol. 10: Iss. 2: 3-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1911-9933.10.2.1436. Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/gsp/vol10/iss2/4. View article here Abstract: Israel Charny has published… Continue reading Response to claims of ‘bias’ in genocide research

New edition of What is Genocide?

The Second Edition of my What is Genocide? has just been published by Polity Press. Fully revised, it includes a new chapter with an extended critical assessment of Lemkin, development of the argument on 'structure' and genocide, and improved presentation for teaching purposes. 20% discount and examination copies are available via this link: What is Genocide… Continue reading New edition of What is Genocide?

A century of genocide: Armenia 1915, Syria-Iraq 2015

Today, April 24th 2015, is being commemorated as the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, in which over a million Armenians from what is now Eastern Turkey died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, directed by the leaders of the Turkish nationalist party. Since modern Turkey continues to deny the 1915 genocide - in the… Continue reading A century of genocide: Armenia 1915, Syria-Iraq 2015

Against the proposed Europe-wide legal ban on genocide denial

I published this letter in the Guardian on 27 January 2015 (scroll down for my letter): 'The proposals of a European Council on Toleration and Reconciliation report for a Europe-wide ban on genocide denial, as part of a swathe of new legal measures (Jewish groups want EU ban on intolerance, 26 January), are highly problematic. First,… Continue reading Against the proposed Europe-wide legal ban on genocide denial

New chapter on global policy towards genocide

I have a chapter on 'Genocide and Large-Scale Human Rights Violations' in Mary Kaldor and Iavor Rangelov's new Handbook of Global Security Policy. It's a pretty pessimistic chapter, as I record the way in which the emergence of global policy towards genocide has been confined by geopolitics. Developments since I wrote, such as today's widespread… Continue reading New chapter on global policy towards genocide