The Political Science of Genocide: Outlines of an Emerging Research Agenda

@article{Verdeja2012ThePS,
  title={The Political Science of Genocide: Outlines of an Emerging Research Agenda},
  author={Ernesto Verdeja},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={307 - 321}
}
  • E. Verdeja
  • Published 25 May 2012
  • Sociology
  • Perspectives on Politics
Over the past two decades, scholars have generated a large and sophisticated literature on genocide. Nevertheless, there are still several research areas that require further work. This article outlines a research agenda that analyzes the conditions under which genocide is likely to occur, the multilevel processes of violent escalation and de-escalation, and the ways in which these processes are shaped by, connect to, reinforce, accelerate and impede one another. I argue that scholars should 1… 
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