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

@article{Baer2017ThePO,
  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},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={404 - 426}
}
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