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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 usually 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 means and search to disclaim and dodge accountability.
 
Using empirical facts from recognized situations of abuse and atrocity devoted through the safety forces of demonstrated, liberal democracies, Mitchell exhibits that self-interested political leaders will try to circumvent responsibility for abuse and atrocity, utilizing various famous strategies together with denial, hold up, diversion, and delegation to cross blame for abuse and atrocities to the bottom believable point. Mitchell argues that, regardless of the normal knowledge that responsibility is a ‘central function’ of democracies, it's only a unprecedented and brave chief who acts in a different way, exposing the boundaries of responsibility in democratic societies. As democracies stay embroiled in armed conflicts, and proceed to attempt to return to grips with previous atrocities, Democracy’s innocent Leaders provides a well timed research of why those occasions happen, why leaders behave as they do, and the way a extra dependable approach may be developed.

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