Author: Jokic, Aleksandar
Source: The Journal of Ethics, Volume 8, Number 3, 2004 , pp. 251-297(47)
Abstract:This is an attempt to develop a more complete understanding of ``genocidalism of commission,'' or the genocidal use of ``genocide,'' defined stipulatively as ``the energetic attributions of ``genocide'' in less than clear cases without considering available and convincing opposing evidence and argumentation.'' Genocidalism is a widespread phenomenon regarding the discourse on international affairs in the advanced, liberal societies of the West, embedding a ``normative divide'' between the ways of attending to domestic (national) concerns and ways of attending to international issues. I argue that genocidalism is morally wrong, explore its likely causes, and suggest possible ways of getting rid of this hateful practice.
Keywords: ``the Holocaust''; accountability; apologist narrative; genocidalism; genocide; ideological arrogance; international criminal tribunals; international law; normative divide; universal jurisdiction; war crimes
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207, USA ( firstname.lastname@example.org), Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2004-01-01