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Sorry states : apologies in international politics

Author: Jennifer M Lind
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Governments increasingly offer or demand apologies for past human rights abuses, and it is widely believed that such expressions of contrition are necessary to promote reconciliation between former adversaries." "Examining the cases of South Korean relations with Japan and of French relations with Germany, Jennifer Lind demonstrates that denials of past atrocities fuel distrust and inhibit international  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lind, Jennifer M., 1969-
Sorry states.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Lind
ISBN: 9780801446252 0801446252
OCLC Number: 214322850
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.
Description: x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Remembrance and reconciliation --
An unhappy phase in a certain period --
Not your father's fatherland --
The soul of a people can be changed.
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Responsibility: Jennifer Lind.
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Looking at Japan and Germany Lind demonstrates that denials of past atrocities fuel distrust and limit international reconciliation and argues that a country's acknowledgment of past misdeeds is  Read more...


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