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Reconciliation in divided societies : finding common ground, Erin Daly and Jeremy Sarkin

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Reconciliation in divided societies : finding common ground
Title
Reconciliation in divided societies
Title remainder
finding common ground
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Erin Daly and Jeremy Sarkin
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eng
Summary
"As nations struggling to heal wounds of civil war and atrocity turn toward the model of reconciliation, Reconciliation in Divided Societies takes a systematic look at the political dimensions of this international phenomenon ... The book shows us how this transformation happens so that we can all gain a better understanding of how, and why, reconciliation really works. It is an almost indispensable tool for those who want to engage in reconciliation"--The foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. As societies emerge from oppression, war, or genocide, their most important task is to create a civil society strong and stable enough to support democratic governance. More and more conflict-torn countries throughout the world are promoting reconciliation as central to their new social order as they move toward peace and stability. Scores of truth and reconciliation commissions are helping bring people together and heal the wounds of deeply divided societies. Since the South African transition, countries as diverse as Timor Leste, Sierra Leone, Fiji, Morocco, and Peru have placed reconciliation at the center of their reconstruction and development programs. Other efforts to promote reconciliation -- including trials and governmental programs -- are also becoming more prominent in transitional times. But until now there has been no real effort to understand exactly what reconciliation could mean in these different situations. What does true reconciliation entail? How can it be achieved? How can its achievement be assessed? This book digs beneath the surface to answer these questions and explain what the concepts of truth, justice, forgiveness, and reconciliation really involve in societies that are recovering from internecine strife. Looking to the future as much as to the past, Erin Daly and Jeremy Sarkin maintain that reconciliation requires fundamental political and economic reform along with personal healing if it is to be effective in establishing lasting peace and stability. Reconciliation, they argue, is best thought of as a means for transformation. It is the engine that enables victims to become survivors and divided societies to transform themselves into communities where people work together to raise children and live productive, hopeful lives. Reconciliation in Divided Societies shows us how this transformation happens so that we can all gain a better understanding of how and why reconciliation is actually accomplished. Erin Daly is Professor of Law at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, specializing in American and comparative constitutional law. She is a member of the American Society of International Law and the U.S. Association of Constitutional Law. Jeremy Sarkin is Senior Professor of Law at the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. A former acting judge in the Cape High Court, his recent books include Carrots and Sticks: The TRC and the South African Amnesty Process and The Administration of Justice: Comparative Perspectives
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Daly, Erin
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index present
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In English
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sarkin-Hughes, Jeremy
Series statement
Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights
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  • Social change
  • Reconciliation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Reconciliation
  • Social change
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Reconciliation in divided societies : finding common ground, Erin Daly and Jeremy Sarkin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Finding common ground -- Reconciliation in layers -- Reconciliation's internal logic -- Reconciliation reconstructed
Control code
ocn794702282
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780812206388
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.9783/9780812206388
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remote
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(OCoLC)794702282
Label
Reconciliation in divided societies : finding common ground, Erin Daly and Jeremy Sarkin
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812206388
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding common ground -- Reconciliation in layers -- Reconciliation's internal logic -- Reconciliation reconstructed
Control code
ocn794702282
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812206388
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812206388
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794702282

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