Making sense of mass atrocity

Osiel, Mark
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  • Creator Mark Osiel
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2009] ©2009
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xviii, 257 pages)
  • ISBNs 9780511596179, 0511596170, 9780521861854, 0521861853, 9780511596575, 051159657X
  • OCLC ocn464568473


  • This book is about how to convict heads of state and military leaders for mass atrocities.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The challenge of prosecuting mass atrocity -- The responsibility of superiors -- Participating in a criminal enterprise -- Defining the criminal enterprise -- The bureaucracy of murder -- Culpability, character, and context in mass atrocity -- Must national prosecutions serve global concerns? -- The conflicting incentives of national and international prosecutors -- Collective sanctions for collective wrong -- The collective responsibility of military officers -- Being economical with amnesty
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