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Ideologies and mass violence : the justificatory mechanics of deadly atrocities

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This thesis seeks to provide an account of the role played by ideologies in acts of mass violence against civilians, such as genocides, murderous state repression, war crimes, and other ‘atrocities’. Mass violence of this kind has already received extensive study, with scholars frequently emphasising their belief that ideology is important. Until now, however, discussions of ideology have been held back by a lack of conceptual and theoretical development, leading to narrow portrayals of id...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
University College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-09-26

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