Ompare and evaluate functionalist and intentionalist explanations of two cases of mass murder Rwanda and Holocaust

1. Do not spend efforts on introducing the history of the Rwanda and Holocaust mass murders. The essay should spend all its efforts on developing an academic debate. It should consist of an introduction outlining what the essay will achieve, main themes drawing on the two cases of mass murder and a summary/conclusion.
2. Develop a critical argument of both cases drawing on a number of debates in the intentionalist/functionalist argument.
3. Evaluate arguments relating to issues of uniqueness, generality and precedent in both cases drawing on the various theoretical arguments.

4. Some key words that should appear in the paper is an understanding of the concepts around:
A twisted path or a straight path to Auschwitz?
Neighbour Vs Neighbour
Intentionalism
Functionalism
Functionalism/Intentionalism: moderating
Structure/Agency


Referencing Requirements:
1. Raul Hilberg, Definition by decree (Attached)
2. Eric Weitz, A Century of Genocide a chapter 1, (Attached)
3, Kershaw, I. (2000) Hitler and the holocaust. In I. Kershaw, The Nazi dictatorship. London: Hodder Education, pp.93-133.chapter 5 a?Hitler and the Holocausta discusses the functionalist/intentionalist debate. (Attached)

4. Christopher Browning, a?The Decision-Making Processa in Dan Stone, The Historiography of the Holocaust (Palgrave 2004). a on the functionalist/intentionalist debate. (Attached)

5. Tom Lawson, (2010) Debates on the Holocaust, Manchester University Press a this is an excellent review of debates on the Holocaust, chapters 2, 4 and 5 discuss the functionalism/intentionalism debate, chapter 5 is especially useful. (Part chapter Attached)

6. Christopher Browning, a?Beyond a?Intentionalisma and a?Functionalisma: The Decision for the Final Solution Reconsidereda (1995). (Attached)

7. Colin Hay, a?Willing Executors of Hitleras Will? The Goldhagen Controversy, Political Analysis and the Holocausta Politics, 20, 3, September 2000 a discussing functionalism/intentionalism.

8. Bauman, Z. (1989), Modernity and the Holocaust ch.4 (Polity Press) a a key, more functionalist interpretation

9. Caplan, J. (2008) Introduction. In J. Caplan. (J.Caplan) Nazi Germany. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp 1-25. A useful, simple overview of debates on Nazi Germany.
Dirk Moses Structure and Agency in the Holocaust: Daniel J. Goldhagen and his Criticsa, History and Theory 37, no. 2 (1998): 194-219 (Attached)