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Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War

Mila Dragojević


This book examines how conditions conducive to atrocities against civilians are created during wartime in some communities. It identifies the exclusion of moderates and the production of borders as the main processes. In these places, political and ethnic identities become linked and targeted violence against civilians becomes both tolerated and justified by the respective authorities as a necessary sacrifice for a greater political goal. The book augments the literature on genocide and civil wars by demonstrating how violence can be used as a political strategy, and how communities, as well a ... More

Keywords: civilian atrocities, wartime, violence, genocide, civil wars, Croatia, Uganda, Guatemala, intracommunal violence, mass killings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501739828
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501739828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mila Dragojević, author
University of the South