Second-Generation Comparative Research on Genocide

  title={Second-Generation Comparative Research on Genocide},
  author={Scott Straus},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={476 - 501}
  • S. Straus
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Political Science
  • World Politics
Comparative research on the determinants of genocide has surged in recent years, as reflected in the six books under review. The new research makes genocide studies more systematic and theoretical; integrates the topic into mainstream social science disciplines; points to three emerging explanatory paradigms; and yields some surprising cumulative findings. However, the works also reveal significant conceptual, empirical, and methodological problems that limit the comparative enterprise and the… 

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