Reconciliation, civil society, and the politics of memory : transnational initiatives in the 20th and 21st century /

How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors - from Turkish int...

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Other Authors: Schwelling, Birgit, 1967- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, [2012]
Series:Erinnerungskulturen ; Bd. 2.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Transnational civil society's contribution to reconciliation: an introduction / Birgit Schwelling
  • "A question of humanity in its entirety": Armin T. Wegner as intermediary of reconciliation between Germans and Armenians in interwar German civil society / Charlton Payne
  • Mea culpas, negotiations, apologias: revisiting the "apology" of Turkish intellectuals / Ayda Erbal
  • Soldiers' reconciliation: René Cassin, the International Labour Office, and the search for human rights / Jay Winter
  • "A blessed act of oblivion" : human rights, European unity and postwar reconciliation / Marco Duranti
  • Franco-German rapprochement and reconciliation in the ecclesial domain: the meeting of bishops in Bühl (1949) and the Congress of Speyer (1950) / Ulrike Schröber
  • A right to irreconcilability? Oradour-sur-Glane, German-French relations and the limits of reconciliation after World War II / Andea Erkenbrecher
  • From atonement to peace? Aktion Sühnezeichen, German-Israeli relations and the role of youth in reconciliation discourse and practice / Christiane Wienand
  • Apologising for colonial violence: the documentary film Regresso a Wiriyamu, transitional justice, and Portuguese-Mozambican decolonisation / Robert Stock
  • Facing postcolonial entanglement and the challenge of responsibility: actor constellations between Namibia and Germany / Reinhart Kössler
  • Political reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry / Melinda Sutton
  • From truth to reconciliation: the global diffusion of truth commissions / Anne K. Krüger
  • About the authors.