Democracy's Blameless Leaders : From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing / Neil James Mitchell.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814763377; 0814763375; 9780814763384; 0814763383.Subject(s): Political leadership -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies | Democracy -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies | Civilians in war -- Crimes against -- Case studies | Criminal liability (International law) -- Case studies | Atrocities -- Case studies | Government accountability -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Democracy's blameless leaders.DDC classification: 303.3/4 LOC classification: JC330.3 | .M57 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 The Theory of the Fall Guy; 3 Evading Accountability; 4 Amritsar; 5 Dresden; 6 Londonderry; 7 Beirut; 8 Baghdad; 9 Baghdad to Basra; 10 A Tale of a Few Cities: Better Leaders, Better Institutions, or a Better Audience?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; About the Author.
From the American and British counter-insurgency in Iraq to the bombing of Dresden and the Amristar Massacre in India, civilians are often abused and killed when they are caught in the cross-fire of wars and other conflicts. In Democracy's Blameless Leaders, Neil Mitchell examines how leaders in democracies manage the blame for the abuse and the killing of civilians, arguing that politicians are likely to react in a self-interested and opportunistic way and seek to deny and evade accountability. Using empirical evidence from well-known cases of abuse and atrocity committed by the security forc.