The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The Dark Side of Democracy A new theory of ethnic cleansing based on the most terrible cases (colonial genocides, Armenia, Nazi Holocaust, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda) and cases of minor violence (early modern Europe, contemporary India and Indonesia). The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing Murderous cleanliness is modern, “the dark side of democracy.” It turns out where the demos (democracy) is confused with the ethnos (the ethnic group).

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The danger arises when two rival ethnonational movements each claim “their own” status over the same territory. The conflict escalates when the weaker side fights due to help from outside, or the stronger side believes it can deploy a sudden overwhelming force. Climbing is not simply the work of “evil elites” or “primitive peoples.” It is the result of complex interactions between leaders, militants, and “core constituents” of ethno-nationalism. Understanding this complex process helps us design policies to prevent ethnic cleansing in the future.

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

The Dark Side of Democracy Explaining Ethnic Cleansing

Provocative view of ethnic cleansing as essentially modern
Vivid step-by-step accounts of how ethnic conflicts can turn into mass murder
The most comprehensive treatment of ethnic cleansing, past and present

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