The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the digital release of the Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Written by Dr. Scott Straus, this resource is geared toward practitioners and students seeking an introduction to key issues in the field. The volume analyzes the normative, legal, and operational opportunities and challenges associated with preventing genocide and mass atrocities to date, and identifies unresolved issues in this nascent field of study and practice. Fundamentals also offers important insights into opportunities to strengthen our understanding and ability to implement policies and programs to stop the world’s worst violence.
An advance digital copy is now available so that instructors might review and plan for course inclusion. Please go to www.ushmm.org/fundamentals to download your free digital copy. You can review the table of content below.
The final digital version of this Museum publication (that will incorporate final style and grammatical edits) will be available in late January. The hard copy of this book will be available for sale on Amazon by February 24, 2016. To receive a notification when it is published, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please contact Amanda Rooney Stierli at email@example.com.
INTRODUCTION FROM THE MARGINS TO GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
A Short History of Atrocity Prevention
APPENDIX 1: Text of UN Genocide Conventions
APPENDIX 2: Text of United Nations Charter, Articles 1 and 2
APPENDIX 3: Text of World Summit Paragraphs on R2P
APPENDIX 4: Text of Presidential Study Directive (PSD) 10
PART I CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
CHAPTER 1 What Is Genocide? What Is Mass Atrocity?
APPENDIX 5: Crimes Against Humanity, Rome Statute, Article 7
APPENDIX 6: War Crimes, Rome Statute, Article 8
PART II THE CAUSES OF GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITY
CHAPTER 2 Risk Factors
CHAPTER 3 Triggers and Escalation
CHAPTER 4 Perpetrators
PART III THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITY
CHAPTER 5 An Emerging Policy Framework on Atrocity Prevention
CHAPTER 6 Tools and Approaches
CHAPTER 7 Successes, Risks, and Unknowns
CHAPTER 8 The Atrocity Prevention Community: States and Beyond
PART IV AFTER GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITY
CHAPTER 9 Rebuilding States and Societies
CHAPTER 10 Justice and Accountability after Genocide
and Mass Atrocities
PART V CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 11 The Future of Atrocity Prevention
Amanda Rooney Stierli