By Neil James Mitchell
From the yankee and British counter-insurgency in Iraq to the bombing of Dresden and the Amristar bloodbath in India, civilians are frequently abused and killed once they are stuck within the cross-fire of wars and different conflicts. In Democracy‘s innocent Leaders, Neil Mitchell examines how leaders in democracies deal with the blame for the abuse and the killing of civilians, arguing that politicians are inclined to react in a self-interested and opportunistic method and search to disclaim and steer clear of accountability. utilizing empirical proof from recognized instances of abuse and atrocity dedicated through the safety forces of validated, liberal democracies, Mitchell exhibits that self-interested political leaders will try and ward off responsibility for abuse and atrocity, utilizing more than a few famous concepts together with denial, hold up, diversion, and delegation to go blame for abuse and atrocities to the bottom believable point. Mitchell argues that, regardless of the traditional knowledge that responsibility is a ‘central function‘ of democracies, it is just an extraordinary and brave chief who acts otherwise, exposing the boundaries of responsibility in democratic societies. As democracies stay embroiled in armed conflicts, and proceed to attempt to return to grips with prior atrocities, Democracy‘s innocent Leaders presents a well timed research of why those occasions ensue, why leaders behave as they do, and the way a extra liable process may be built.
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Democracy’s Blameless Leaders: From Dresden to Abu Ghraib, How Leaders Evade Accountability for Abuse, Atrocity, and Killing by Neil James Mitchell