Reconciling with the Past: Resources and Obstacles in a Global Perspective

1st Edition

Annika Frieberg, C.K. Martin Chung

Routledge
Published September 27, 2018
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781138367395 - CAT# K396950

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Summary

Are countries truly reconciled after successful conflict resolution? Are only resource-rich regions capable of reconciliation, while supposedly resource-poor ones are condemned to recurring conflicts?


This book examines the availability of various resources for political reconciliation, and explores how they are utilized in overcoming particular obstacles during the process. While the existing literature focus on themes such as justice, apology and resentment, the analysis here is centered on intellectual resources in terms of ideas, memory cultures, master narratives, economic incentives, civil society initiatives and object lessons.


The research and comparative research in this volume are conducted by renowned regional experts from South Africa to the Asia-Pacific, thus providing multidisciplinary perspectives and new insight on the subject.

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