From Bureaucracy to Bullets
286 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
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Release Date:11 Feb 2022
Release Date:11 Feb 2022
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From Bureaucracy to Bullets

Extreme Domicide and the Right to Home

Rutgers University Press
There are currently a record-setting number of forcibly displaced persons in the world. This number continues to rise as solutions to alleviate humanitarian catastrophes of large-scale violence and displacement continue to fail. The likelihood of the displaced returning to their homes is becoming increasingly unlikely. In many cases, their homes have been destroyed as the result of violence. Why are the homes of certain populations targeted for destruction? What are the impacts of loss of home upon children, adults, families, communities, and societies? If having a home is a fundamental human right, then why is the destruction of home not viewed as a rights violation and punished accordingly? From Bureaucracy to Bullets answers these questions and more by focusing on the violent practice of extreme domicide, or the intentional destruction of the home, as a central and overlooked human rights issue.
This innovative and noteworthy book adds an important perspective to human rights scholarship with valuable insight into the use of domicide as a political and military strategy. Scott Harding, associate professor, University of Connecticut
Tracking the widespread and often unseen practices of domicide – the deliberate destruction of home – this book forces us to rethink the meaning of home as a human right. Clear, rigorous, and persuasive, it makes the need for a Convention Against Domicide an urgent and necessary endeavor. Michael Vicente Pérez, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Memphis
BREE AKESSON is the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Global Adversity and Wellbeing and the associate director of the Centre for Research on Security Practices (CRSP) at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario.

ANDREW R. BASSO is a researcher affiliated with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction and the Department of Political Science at Western University in London, Ontario. He researches political violence, human rights, and transitional justice.
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