Ontological (In)security and State Denial of Historical Crimes: Turkey and Japan

@article{Zarakol2010OntologicalA,
  title={Ontological (In)security and State Denial of Historical Crimes: Turkey and Japan},
  author={Ayşe Zarakol},
  journal={International Relations},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={23 - 3}
}
This article joins the growing scholarship on the ontological security needs of states. By focusing on state denial of historical crimes, the article will address the main point of contention among scholars who study ontological security, i.e. the question of whether identity pressures on states are mostly endogenously or exogenously generated. Through a study of the Turkish state’s reluctance to apologize for the Armenian genocide, and the Japanese discomfort over the WWII atrocities, I argue… Expand
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