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The politics of official apologies

Author: Melissa Nobles
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Intense interest in past injustice lies at the center of contemporary world politics. Most scholarly and public attention has focused on truth commissions, trials, lustration, and other related decisions, following political transitions. This book examines the political uses of official apologies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. It explores why minority groups demand such apologies and why  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Nobles
ISBN: 9780521872317 0521872316 9780521693851 0521693853
OCLC Number: 144570834
Description: xiii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Toward a membership theory of apologies --
History of national memberships in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States --
To apologize or not to apologize : national histories and official apologies --
Beyond sentiment? : apologies and their effects --
The weight of history and the value of apologies.
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