Judging the past in unified Germany (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Judging the past in unified Germany

Judging the past in unified Germany

Author: A James McAdams
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Over the past decade, no moden democracy has taken more aggressive steps to come to terms with a legacy of dictatorship than has the Federal Republic of Germany with the crimes and injustices of communist East Germany. In this book, A. James McAdams provides a comprehensive and engaging examination of the four most prominent instances of this policy: criminal trials for the killings at the Berlin Wall, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A James McAdams
ISBN: 0521802083 9780521802086 0521001390 9780521001397
OCLC Number: 44885324
Description: xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Preface Note --
Part I. Introduction on Judging the East German Past --
Part II. Criminal Justice: Prosecuting GDR Officials --
Part III. Disqualifying Justice: The Search for Stasi Collaborators --
Part IV. Moral Justice: Assessing the Complete Record of Dictatorship --
Part V. Corrective Justice: Returning Private Property --
Part VI. Conclusion: A Manageable Past? Appendix: The German Court System --
Notes --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: A. James McAdams.
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This 2001 book deals with the controversial steps the government of unified Germany has taken to deal with the crimes and human-rights abuses of the former government of Communist East Germany. This  Read more...


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'A clear and well-argued study.' Publishers Weekly 'Well-written with tight analysis, this book should benefit graduate students and scholars of contemporary German affairs.' Choice

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