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Politics and the past : on repairing historical injustices

Author: John C Torpey
Publisher: Lanham, Md., Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a nuanced, historically grounded, and critical perspective, this book presents a multidisciplinary exploration of the growing public controversy over reparations for historical injustices.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Torpey
ISBN: 0742517985 9780742517981 0742517993 9780742517998
OCLC Number: 1001202449
Description: 320 pages
Contents: Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Introduction: Politics and the Past Part 3 Part One: Historical and Theoretical Considerations on the Spread of Reparations Politics Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Politics of Regret: Analytical Frames Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Coming to Terms with the Past Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Restitution and Amending Historical Injustices in International Morality Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Reflections on Reparations Part 8 Part Two: Reparations Politics: Case Studies Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Calculating Slavery Reparations: Theory, Numbers and Implications Chapter 10 Chapter 7: War Compensation: Claims Against the Japanese Government and Japanese Corporations for War Crimes Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Competing Discourses on Reparations: Human Rights, Aboriginal People and the Australian Government Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Negotiating New Relationships: Canadian Museums, First Nations, and Cultural Property Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Is Truth Enough? Reparations and Reconciliation in Latin America Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Moral Integrity and Reparations for Africa Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Wealth of Nations: Aboriginal Treaty-Making in the Era of Globalization Chapter 17 Chapter 13: Victims of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and War Crimes in Rwanda: The Legal and Institutional Framework of Their Right to Reparation Part 18 Part Three: Judging the Past Chapter 19 Chapter 14: Justice, History, and Memory in France: Reflections on the Papon Trial Chapter 20 Chapter 15: Overcoming the Past? Narrative and Negotiation, Remembering and Reparation: Issues at the Interface of History and the Law
Responsibility: edited by John Torpey.

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This informative book...looks at a variety of methods and case studies dealing with past injustices, or "reparations politics."...[Offers] a superb introductory essay by the editor....[and] a useful Read more...

 
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