A New Book by Rusmir Mahmutćehajić: Genocidal Anti-Bosnianism

A New Book by Rusmir Mahmutćehajić: Genocidal Anti-Bosnianism


“Dobra Knjiga” Publishers are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Rusmir Mahmutćehajić’s new book, Genocidal Anti-Bosnianism, the culmination of many years of research by the author into the ideology of genocidal anti-Bosnianism, an inadequately recognised aspect of the ongoing crime of genocide.

For a crime of genocide to take place, four things are needed: a genocidal ideology, a genocidal elite, a genocidal organization or apparatus, and perpetrators to carry it out. Even when a genocide is underway, three of these can be defeated and their activities thwarted: the elites, the organizations, and the perpetrators. It is different with the genocidal ideology, which may seem, like a living stream, to disappear, only to go underground and later return to social reality and start to put in place the conditions for a recurrence of genocide. Genocidal ideology is a phenomenon of the long durée with a highly complex presence in mentalities, culture, and political life.

What provided the ideological bases for genocide in Bosnia at the end of the 20th century? What forms has that ideology taken through history? How can we prevent new instances of the same or a similar crime occurring? The author addresses these and related questions, drawing on research that situates the events in Bosnia in the widest possible global context.

The book will be available before July 11, 2024, the first day of international commemoration of the crime of genocide in Srebrenica following passage of the resolution in the UN General Assembly.


For the publisher, Izedin Šikalo

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