Adam Jones


In evaluating the state of the field of comparative genocide studies, this article explores themes such as the ‘‘return to Raphael Lemkin,’’ evident in some recent works; scholarly investigations of the genocidal dynamic in Western colonialism and the parallels in Nazi depredations; and ongoing efforts to ‘‘resurrect’’ little- known and forgotten genocides of the past. The growing pluralism and inter- nationalization of genocide studies is acknowledged but contrasted with certain parochial features of the field, which endure. This article concludes with observa- tions on the increasingly prominent role of genocide scholars in policy-making and humanitarian spheres.