Genocide: Perspectives from the Social Sciences
Charles Anderton ()
No 1508, Working Papers from College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics
This article surveys risk factors for genocide and genocide prevention from the perspectives of four social science disciplines: sociology, social psychology, political science, and economics. Each discipline brings a valuable set of concepts and tools to bear in genocide research. Moreover, fruitful multi- and inter-disciplinary collaboration across the four disciplines (and other fields) is shedding new insights into why genocide has have been such a recurring tragedy in human affairs and how such atrocities can be prevented.
Keywords: genocide; mass killing; genocide prevention; behavioral experiments; loss aversion; psychic numbing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 D03 H56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Sociologias Plurais, Volume 3, Number 2, 2015, Pages 155-185.
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