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Questioning Boundaries: what’s old and what’s new in comparative genocide theory

Genocide studies has always been a goal-oriented area of scholarship that has sought to make the post-Holocaust injunction, “never again” a reality. Whether through comparative or single case studies, much of genocide research has focused on unlocking the secret of why whole groups of people are targeted for destruction so that we might fi nd the key to prevent future genocides. This project has attracted scholars from varied academic disciplines as well as the interest of artists, journalists, human rights activists and others.