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Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide

Augustine Brannigan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674626
eISBN:
9780191766893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674626.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book is premised on the idea that genocide is a crime, and that it can be comprehended by sound criminological theories and methods. However, in contemporary social science, the first important ... More


Explaining Crime and Genocide: The Control Perspective

Augustine Brannigan

in Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674626
eISBN:
9780191766893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674626.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The control perspective provides a useful general framework for understanding crime in criminology. Impulse control is common to the work of both Travis Hirschi and Norbert Elias. Elias’s arguments ... More


The Holocaust: A Legal History

Michael Bazyler

in Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780195395693
eISBN:
9780199362912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395693.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the system of legalized barbarism that existed in Nazi Germany and the German-occupied territories between the years 1933 and 1945. While histories of the Holocaust abound, no ... More


Why there Cannot be a Truly Kantian Theory of Human Rights

Andrea Sangiovanni

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a response to Chapter 37’s account of human rights, and argues more generally that there cannot be a truly Kantian theory of human rights. To establish this thesis, it considers ... More


The Paradox of Peace with ‘Savage’ and ‘Barbarian’ Peoples

Oliver Eberl

in Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727996
eISBN:
9780191794292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter uncovers the paradoxes of the peace between the ‘civilized’ and the ‘savages’ by analysing the normative framework upon which the European discourse on civilization rests: the discourse ... More


Peace as a Polemic Concept: Writing the History of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Thomas Hippler and Miloš Vec

in Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727996
eISBN:
9780191794292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter sets out the volume’s main purpose, which is to contribute to a critical rewriting of the contentions around the concepts of war and peace, and of their connections to other ... More


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