Genocide and its Threat to Contemporary International Order

  • Authors
  • Adrian Gallagher

Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Adrian Gallagher
    Pages 1-12
  3. Adrian Gallagher
    Pages 40-57
  4. Adrian Gallagher
    Pages 58-88
  5. Adrian Gallagher
    Pages 89-121
  6. Adrian Gallagher
    Pages 122-144
  7. Adrian Gallagher
    Pages 145-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 175-232

About this book


For far too long the discipline of International Relations has failed to engage with the study of genocide. This is despite the fact that genocide holds a direct relationship with the central concepts of international relations: the state, war, power, and security. This bold, innovative and unique book sets out to tackle this by bringing the concept of genocide into the discipline of IR, via the English School, in order to theorise the relationship between genocide, justice, and order. Drawing on a wide-range of primary and secondary interdisciplinary material from International Relations, Genocide Studies, Security Studies, International Law, History, Politics and Political Theory, this book aims to understand genocide within the context of International Relations and the implications that this has on policymaking. Gallagher identifies the obstacles and challenges involved in bringing the study of genocide into IR and uniquely analyses the impact of genocide on the ordering structure of international society.


genocide Nation traditions

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