The politics of genocide recognition: Kurdish nation-building and commemoration in the post-Saddam era

  title={The politics of genocide recognition: Kurdish nation-building and commemoration in the post-Saddam era},
  author={Bahar Başer and Mari Toivanen},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={404 - 426}
ABSTRACT This article explores genocide recognition politics (GRP) with a specific focus on Saddam Hussein’s Anfal campaign (1988) against the Kurdish population in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). In the context of a pending referendum on independence in the KRI, this study investigates the evolution of GRP in relation to secession, nation-building and commemoration as well as the social, political and economic drivers in the process. In addition, the study zeroes in on the… 

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