We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of this book and appreciate the time spent by all those dedicated to the Corpses of mass violence and genocide programme. We must also thank the many people who met and welcomed us during our field trips and, although it would not be possible to mention them all, we would particularly like to thank: Luis Fondebrider, Mirna Goransky, Belen Rodriguez Cardoso, Carolina Varsky, and Marcello in Buenos Aires; José López Mazz, Alvaro Rico, the members of the Commission for Peace, and the mothers and family members of Uruguayan disappeared detainees in Montevideo; Anna Galinskaya, Vadim Akopyan, Galina Ladissova, and Vadim in Minsk; and the ICMP staff, Sabina and Mustapha Subasic, Amor Masovic, Reis-ul-ulema Husein ef. Kavazović, Tarik Samarah, Muamer, and Adi in Sarajevo. Each of them allowed us to widen our understanding of the mass violence processes, and of their country, with considerable and considered insight.
Without our dedicated team of researchers, Caroline Fournet, Jon Shute, and Sévane Garibian, we would not be able to pursue our research in such a dynamic and friendly environment, and for this we are most grateful. We are also indebted to Laurence Radford, with whose expertise and commitment to the publication process we were able to create this book so rapidly, efficiently, and successfully.
(p.xiii) Finally, we would like to acknowledge the support provided by the European Research Council for generously funding our research programme and enabling us to pursue our academic interests with such freedom and encouragement.