Monday, August 8, 2011

Political study

20 years after he released his last two publications on Cambodia, political scientist Michael Haas (pictured) is set to publish his latest book, The Emergence of Modern Cambodia from the Killing Fields: What happened in the Critical Years? later this year. In it, he will explain Cambodia's six holocausts, the Vietnamese occupation, UNTAC, an economic analysis and prospects for accountability of war criminals. Professor Haas has taught political science in London, Hawaii and California, played a role in halting secret funding to the Khmer Rouge by the American administration and has authored many books on human rights. But it is Cambodia that he has returned to for his latest book, after his well-regarded 1991 publications, Cambodia, Pol Pot and the United States: The Faustian Pact and Genocide by Proxy: Cambodian Pawn on a Superpower Chessboard (which he hopes to publish in paperback soon).



Blogger phnompenhpast said...

Any idea what he means by "Six Genocides"? I can think of a period in the 1840s that might count, and then the early or late 70s of course, but I'm a bit lost coming up with six. Will I have to buy the book to find out?

August 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

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