Modern Tyrants by Daniel Chirot

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Daniel Chirot is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of IntDaniel Chirot is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of International Studies and of Sociology at the University of Wasernational Studies and of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle. His most recent book is called "Contestehington in Seattle. His most recent book is called "Contested Identities: Ethnic, Religious, and" "Nationalist Conflictsd Identities: Ethnic, Religious, and" "Nationalist Conflicts in Today s World "and was recently published by Routledge. in Today s World "and was recently published by Routledge. He is the author of "Modern Tyrants", published by PrincetonHe is the author of "Modern Tyrants", published by Princeton University Press, and the co-author, with Clark McCauley, o University Press, and the co-author, with Clark McCauley, of "Why Not" "Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Massf "Why Not" "Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder", also published by Princeton. He has writ Political Murder", also published by Princeton. He has written several books about global social change and has authoreten several books about global social change and has authored as well as edited other books about economic history, ethnd as well as edited other books about economic history, ethnic conflict, and international politics. Chirot has served aic conflict, and international politics. Chirot has served as a consultant for various foundations and NGOS working in Es a consultant for various foundations and NGOS working in Eastern Europe and West Africa. His research and writing has astern Europe and West Africa. His research and writing has been helped by grants from, among others, the United States been helped by grants from, among others, the United States Institute of Peace, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, anInstitute of Peace, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has a BA from Harvard d the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has a BA from Harvard University in Social Studies and a PhD in Sociology from ColUniversity in Social Studies and a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. umbia University.
 
Published February 7, 1994 by Free Press. 496 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Modern tyranny, Chirot says, is most likely to occur when nationalism combined with deep resentment against foreign influence emerges in a weak state, and when the notion of scientific certainty is applied to theories that justify massive social and racial engineering in order to bring about utop...

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