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Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

Ervin Staub


This book describes the origins or influences leading to genocide, violent conflict, and terrorism. It identifies principles and practices of prevention, and of reconciliation between groups after violence, or before violence thereby to prevent violence. It uses both past cases such as the Holocaust, and contemporary ones such as Rwanda, the Congo, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, contemporary terrorism, and the relations between the Dutch and Muslim minorities, which also has relevance to other European countries, as examples. The book draws on work on all these issues, as well as on researc ... More

Keywords: genocide, conflict, terrorism, prevention, reconciliatioin, violence, Holocaust, Rwanda, the Congo, Israeli–Palestinian conflict

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195382044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ervin Staub, author
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Part I The Origins of Mass Violence

Part II Prevention and Reconciliation