Taking wrongs seriously : apologies and reconciliation /

Examines the potent role of apology as a social force. This book explores in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework the role and function as well as the limitations that apology has in promoting dialogue, tolerance, and co-operation between groups confronting one another over past injustices.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Barkan, Elazar., Karn, Alexander.
Format: eBook
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Series:Cultural sitings.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Group apology as an ethical imperative / Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn
  • Apology, truth commissions, and intrastate conflict / Robert I. Rotberg
  • Punishment, reconciliation, and democratic deliberation / David A. Crocker
  • Forgive and not forget: reconciliation between forgiveness and resentment / Daniel Levy and Natan Sznaider
  • The transitional apology / Ruti Teitel
  • What some monuments tell us about mourning and forgiveness / Vamik D. Volkan
  • Apologies and reconciliation: Middle Eastern rituals / George Emile Irani
  • The apology in Australia: re-covenanting the national imaginary / Danielle Celermajer
  • The BIA's apology to native Americans: an essay on collective memory and collective conscience / Rebecca Tsosie
  • The new patriotism and apology for slavery / Roy L. Brooks
  • The Tulsa race riot commission, apology, and reparation: understanding the functions and limitations of a historical truth commission / Alfred L. Brophy
  • The apology moment: Vichy memories in 1990s France / Julie Fette
  • Justice, apology, reconciliation, and the German Foundation: "remembrance, responsibility, and the future" / J.D. Bindenagel
  • The worst is yet to come: Abu Ghraib and the politics of no apologizing / Elazar Barkan.