Announcement of Scott Straus's latest book
Scott Straus would like to announce the publication of his new book, Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, which was published earlier this year by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The book aims to provide a concise introduction to the field of genocide/atrocity studies and prevention. The book covers the history of genocide prevention, the causal dynamics of genocide, the tools of genocide prevention, and the aftermath of genocide. The volume is designed to be accessible to undergraduates, as well as to policymakers, those working for NGOs, and citizens interested in the topic but without an extensive background in genocide studies. In addition to taking stock of the field, the book highlights gaps in knowledge and areas for future research.
Hard copies or Kindle versions are available for purchase at amazon.com. The volume also may be downloaded for free at https://www.ushmm.org/confront-genocide/take-action-against-genocide/resources/fundamentals-of-genocide-and-mass-atrocity-prevention. You can find out more information about the book at this site as well.
Scott Straus is a Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA), where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department. Prior to Fundamentals, his most recent book was Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell University Press, 2015), which recently won the International Studies Association’s best book award in human rights. He has also published several books and articles on Rwanda. At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he teaches courses on human rights, genocide, political violence, African Politics, international studies, and research design. You can find out more about him and his research here: https://faculty.polisci.wisc.edu/sstraus/.