6 quantifiable risk factors: lack or trade openness, ethnic character of ruling elite, regime type, ideological orientation of ruling elite, prior genocide, political upheaval prior to genocide.
CAUSE OF ACTION: People go against their own morals simply to comply with instructions from authority.Obedience is deeply ingrained, overriding other things.Moral sense is shifted to a want to fulfill expectations of authority.
CAUSE OF ACTION: Cultural characteristics, difficult living conditions, and motives or needs arising from them.It is influenced by channeling frustration through scapegoats and changes in government.
CAUSE OF ACTION: Special brand of German Anti-Semitism, deeply ingrained in German society.
CAUSE OF ACTION: group conformity, war, racism and careerism led individuals to partake in genocide.
We rationalize simple wishes to destroy through culture and ideology. Social interactions are responsible for atrocities because groups amplify feelings. Ordinary men can be genocidal. Extremist ideology.
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