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The age of apology : facing up to the past

Author: Mark Gibney
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Series: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a turnabout of the cynical belief that might makes right, nations now see fit to issue apologies to peoples and countries they have wronged. We live in an age that seeks to establish political truth, perhaps best exemplified by the creation of truth commissions in societies seeking to emerge from dictatorial pasts. The most noteworthy result of these efforts has been the near-universal realization that a society
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gibney
ISBN: 9780812240337 0812240332 9780812220872 0812220870
OCLC Number: 180254858
Description: vii, 333 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: apologies and the west / Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann and Mark Gibney. Part I: Law, ethics, and the theory behind apologies. The role of apology in international law / Richard B. Bilder --
Apology, justice, and respect: a critical defense of political apology / Janna Thompson --
Historical injustice and liberal political theory / Michael Freeman --
Apologies: a cross-cultural analysis / Alison Dundes Renteln --
Elements of a road map for a politics of apology / Jean-Marc Coicaud and Jibecke Jönsson. Part II: Internal apologies by states. When sorry is enough: the possibility of a national apology for slavery / Eleanor Bright Fleming --
The university and the slaves: apology and its meaning / Alfred L. Brophy --
The role of apologies in national reconciliation processes: on making trustworthy institutions trusted / Pablo de Greiff --
Wrestling with the past: apologies, quasi-apologies, and non-apologies in Canada / Matt James --
Apology and reconciliation in New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi settlement process / Meredith Gibbs. Part III: International apologies of states. State apolgies under U.S. hegemony / Carlos A. Parodi --
"Deliver us from original sin": Belgian apologies to Rwanda and the Congo / Paul Kerstens --
Germany faces colonial history in Namibia: a very ambiguous "I am sorry" / Leonard Jamfa --
Words require action: African elite opinion about apologies from the "West" / Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann and Anthony P. Lombardo --
Colonialism, slavery, and the slave trade: a Dutch perspective / Peter Baehr --
Is Japan facing its past? The case of Japan and its neighbors / Elizabeth S. Dahl. Part IV: Apologies by non-state actors. Papal apologies of Pope John Paul II / Michael R. Marrus --
Rethinking corporate apologies: business and apartheid victimization in South Africa. Part V: The war on terror. Apology and the American "War on Terror" / Mark Gibney and Niklaus Steiner --
The fourth estate and the case for war in Iraq: apology or apologia? / Johathan Marks.
Series Title: Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Gibney [and others].
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