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9780742517998

Politics and the Past On Repairing Historical Injustices

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742517998

  • ISBN10:

    0742517993

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-14
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Summary

Offering a nuanced, historically grounded, and critical perspective, this book presents a multidisciplinary exploration of the growing public controversy over reparations for historical injustices.

Author Biography

John Torpey is associate professor of sociology and European studies at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Politics and the Past 1(36)
John Torpey
Part I: Historical and Theoretical Considerations on the Spread of Reparations Politics
The Politics of Regret: Analytical Frames
37(26)
Jeffrey K. Olick
Brenda Coughlin
Coming to Terms with the Past
63(28)
Alan Cairns
Restitution and Amending Historical Injustices in International Morality
91(12)
Elazar Barkan
Reflections on Reparations
103(14)
Roy L. Brooks
Part II: Reparations Politics: Case Studies
Calculating Slavery Reparations: Theory, Numbers, and Implications
117(10)
Dalton Conley
War Compensation: Claims against the Japanese Government and Japanese Corporations for War Crimes
127(22)
Laura Hein
Negotiating New Relationships: Canadian Museums, First Nations, and Cultural Property
149(20)
Ruth B. Phillips
Elizabeth Johnson
Is Truth Enough? Reparations and Reconciliation in Latin America
169(24)
Sharon E. Lean
Moral Integrity and Reparations for Africa
193(24)
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Wealth of Nations: Aboriginal Treaty Making in the Era of Globalization
217(32)
R. S. Ratner
William K. Carroll
Andrew Woolford
Victims of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and War Crimes in Rwanda: The Legal and Institutional Framework of Their Right to Reparation
249(28)
Stef Vandeginste
Part III: Judging the Past
Justice, History, and Memory in France: Reflections on the Papon Trial
277(18)
Henry Rousso
Overcoming the Past? Narrative and Negotiation, Remembering, and Reparation: Issues at the Interface of History and the Law
295(10)
Charles S. Maier
Index 305(8)
About the Contributors 313

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