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Neoliberalism and Genocide: The Desensitization of Global Politics


Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of neoliberalism on the occurrence and intervention of genocide, particularly the ability to create othered groups through a process of dehumanization that desensitizes those in power to the human condition. I propose Social Externalization Theory as paradigm that explains how neoliberalism can be used as a means social control to create subjects vulnerable to political and collective violence that is justified as the externalized cost of economic growth, development, and national security. Finally, the conflict in Darfur (2003 - 2010) serves as a case study to analyze the influence of neoliberal policies on the resistance of the International community to recognize the violence as genoc... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Calleja, Robert (Author) / Romero, Mary (Advisor) / Blue Swadener, Beth (Committee member) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social structure / Sociology / Social research / Agamben / Darfur / Genocide / Neoliberalism / Social Control / State Violence
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 120 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Justice Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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