What are the causes of genocide and mass atrocities? How can we prevent these atrocities or, when that is no longer possible, intervene to stop them? What are the impediments to timely and robust action? In what ways do political factors shape the nature, and results, of international responses? The authors of Responding to Genocide explore these questions, examining the many challenges involved in forging effective international policies to combat genocidal violence.
Adam Lupel is senior fellow at the International Peace Institute. He is author of Globalization and Popular Sovereignty: Democracy's Transnational Dilemma and coeditor of Peace Operations and Organized Crime: Enemies or Allies?Ernesto Verdeja is assistant professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. His recent publications include Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence.