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WHAT'S IN A NAME? GENOCIDE EARLY WARNING MODEL FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION

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Date Issued:
2010
Abstract/Description:
There is much debate among genocide scholars as to the causes and even accurate definitions of genocide. Early warning developed to address the increasing need for humanitarian intervention in violent conflicts around the world. As a subset of genocide studies, early warning seeks to go beyond explaining the causes of genocide. The early warning model created here uses six indicator variablesÂÂ--government, leaders/elites, followers, non-followers/bystanders, outsider group, and environmentÂÂ--to detect the likelihood of genocide within a given case study. Four cases were chosenÂÂ--Kenya, Nigeria, Yemen, and EthiopiaÂÂ--and analyzed using the indicator variables to determine if these violent conflicts may already be or may become genocides. Preliminary findings show that the civilian outsider group is a vital component when determining whether or not a conflict is or may become a ÂÂ"limited-genocideÂÂ" and that genocides are a function of the interaction of the six indicator variables and not just their presence. Other implications for sovereignty and humanitarian intervention are discussed.
Title: WHAT'S IN A NAME? GENOCIDE EARLY WARNING MODEL FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION.
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Name(s): Lewis, Alexandria, Author
Morales, Waltraud Q., Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is much debate among genocide scholars as to the causes and even accurate definitions of genocide. Early warning developed to address the increasing need for humanitarian intervention in violent conflicts around the world. As a subset of genocide studies, early warning seeks to go beyond explaining the causes of genocide. The early warning model created here uses six indicator variablesÂÂ--government, leaders/elites, followers, non-followers/bystanders, outsider group, and environmentÂÂ--to detect the likelihood of genocide within a given case study. Four cases were chosenÂÂ--Kenya, Nigeria, Yemen, and EthiopiaÂÂ--and analyzed using the indicator variables to determine if these violent conflicts may already be or may become genocides. Preliminary findings show that the civilian outsider group is a vital component when determining whether or not a conflict is or may become a ÂÂ"limited-genocideÂÂ" and that genocides are a function of the interaction of the six indicator variables and not just their presence. Other implications for sovereignty and humanitarian intervention are discussed.
Identifier: CFE0003052 (IID), ucf:48362 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-05-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Political Science
Masters
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Subject(s): genocide
early warning model
humanitarian intervention
sovereignty
violent conflict
civilian
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003052
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Host Institution: UCF

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