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At the Endpoint of Violence: A comparative study between the genocide in Bosnia Herzegovina and the conflict in Georgian Abkhazia
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In an attempt to bridge the gap between theories of violent escalation and those of genocide, this paper theorizes genocide to be a strategic choice by leaders in response to a situation which they perceive to lack alternatives. This situation is expected to evolve out of a violent escalation, more precisely civil war. The empirical test consists of a structured focused comparison of one positive and one negative case; namely the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the conflict in Georgia over the region Abkhazia. The finding gives some evidence to the theory, however a more adequate theory needs to also involve a theorization of the ability to perpetrate genocide and not only of a lack of other alternatives. The study builds on previous research on the relationship between violent escalation and genocide, and findings are in line with existing research.

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2018. , p. 37
Keyword [en]
genocide, violent escalation, genocidal intent, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Georgia, Abkhazia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341433OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-341433DiVA: diva2:1181473
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Peace and Conflict Studies
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies
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Available from: 2018-02-13 Created: 2018-02-08 Last updated: 2018-02-13Bibliographically approved

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