Creating the Outcry: Citizen-Driven Political Will for Genocide Prevention in the US Context

  • Rebecca J. Hamilton
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 7)


This article addresses the role that citizen-driven political will plays, or fails to play, in influencing the US government to take steps to prevent genocide abroad. The author focuses on the Genocide Intervention Network as an example of how citizens have been able to translate their human rights concerns into a politically effective campaign against the ongoing genocide in Darfur, finding ways to motivate and shame their political representatives into action.


Foreign Policy National Interest Hands Dirty Mass Atrocity National Security Council 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PrincetonUSA

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