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Journal of Genocide Research
J Genocide Res

ISSN (printed): 1462-3528. ISSN (electronic): 1469-9494.

Journal of Genocide Research promotes an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the study of genocide. Genocide has reared its head numerous times throughout the twentieth century. Genocidal thought and action have found many opportunities to assault targeted groups and endanger their existence. These repeated attempts at annihilation pose some of the more perplexing questions of the modern age warranting systematic, scholarly investigation. Journal of Genocide Research devotes itself exclusively to focusing on this troublesome phenomenon that promises to re-occur well into the twenty-first century. Journal of Genocide Research is designed to serve as an international forum for a broad spectrum of scholars: theologians, philosophers, jurists, moralists, ethicists, political scientists and, of course, historians. Given the contemporary resurgence of extreme ethnic conflict throughout the world, Journal of Genocide Research will allot considerable space to this potentially genocidal danger as well as to the serious problems it poses politicians, diplomats and policy makers who seek to predict and prevent genocide. Journal of Genocide Research will place considerable emphasis on three areas to further genocide research: theory, methodology and the comparative approach. There is still much to explore about the psychology and logic of genocidal thinking and the motives underlying genocidal behavior. Scholarly tools employed in unravelling all aspects of genocide still need considerable honing and creative application. Employment of comparison as a primary way of clarifying problems of genocide has a long way to go - the tendency to examine genocides in isolation is still much too prevalent. One direction in which the Journal of Genocide Research will steer is towards discouraging studies of individual genocides in isolation from other incidents of genocide in the belief that specificity is best attained via the recognition of differences and similarities.

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