The Eight Stages of Genocide

Dr. Gregory Stanton: The Eight Stages of Genocide
Dr. Greg Stanton, the Founder and President of Genocide Watch, and the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, created the Eight Stages of Genocide to provide a methodical analysis to predict, and prevent genocides.

The Eight Stages of Genocide are: Classification, Symbolization, Dehumanization, Organization, Polarization, Preparation, Extermination, and Denial.

In this video, Dr. Stanton provides a summary of the Eight Stages of Genocide, and then applies this theory to the genocide in Darfur.

You can find further information regarding the Eight Stages of Genocide, here, and more information on the situation in Darfur, here.

Additionally, you can download Dr. Stanton’s original briefing paper to the US State Department on the Eight States of Genocide, here, and his powerpoint presentation on this topic, here.