The first general theory of the influence of norms-moral, legal and social-on genocide and mass atrocity.
Paul C. Morrow is John M. Meagher Human Rights Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of Dayton. He was previously a visiting researcher at Utrecht University.
"This book is a beautiful example of a problem-centered
philosophical approach that seeks to make a difference in how we
understand our history, our present, and our future. At a
historical moment when the norms undergirding democratic, rule of
law, and equality values are under tremendous threat,
Unconscionable Crimes is urgently required reading."
-Christopher Kurtz, C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
"An extraordinary work, original and compelling in the analysis of mass killing: its causal origins and means together with the prospects of intervention and prevention. Morrow brings together philosophy, social theory, and legal history in a conceptual and, more unusually, practical confrontation with a terrible but recurrent feature of human conduct."
-Berel Lang, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the State University of New York, Albany