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Truth commissions and dealing with the past

Kirk Simpson

in Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland: Critically Interpreting the Past

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078620
eISBN:
9781781703045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078620.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter features an analysis of the flaws of truth commissions based on a detailed theoretical examination of the contested notions of ‘truth’, and the moral and political justification for the ... More


How Has Income Inequality Grown?: The Reshaping of the Income Distribution in LIS Countries

Arthur S. Alderson and Kevin Doran

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The chapter looks “behind” standard summary measures of inequality to identify where distributional changes occurred in eight societies over the longest period available in the Luxembourg Income ... More


Forgiveness, Commemoration, and Restorative Justice

Jeffrey M. Blustein

in Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199329397
eISBN:
9780199363506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329397.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter signals a shift of focus from forgiveness as a personal matter between individuals to political forgiveness—that is, forgiveness that takes place in a political context and has political ... More


Bystanders, the Rule of Law, and Criminal Trials

Larry May

in Getting to the Rule of Law: NOMOS L

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728437
eISBN:
9780814728789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728437.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter maintains that bystanders form the bulk of a society, and the rule of law can exist only where the bulk of the society has respect for the law. It is society's respect for procedures and ... More


Hate Crime in Transitional Societies: The Case of South Africa

Duncan Breen, Ingrid Lynch, Juan Nel, and Iole Matthews

in The Globalization of Hate: Internationalizing Hate Crime?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198785668
eISBN:
9780191827730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785668.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Addressing hate crime in South Africa is critical to nation-building and social cohesion efforts but measures taken so far have been piecemeal and prioritized particular types of hate crime as ... More


The Parting of Ways: Public Reckoning with the Recent Past in Post-Milošević Serbia

Jasna Dragović-Soso

in The Milošević Trial: An Autopsy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199795840
eISBN:
9780199345274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795840.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines a debate generated by the Milošević trial within Serbia's liberal intelligentsia. The 2002 Vreme debate exposed the existence of two alternative narratives of the Serb ... More


Abortion discourses: religion, culture, nation

Fiona Bloomer, Claire Pierson, and Sylvia Estrada Claudio

in Reimagining Global Abortion Politics: A Social Justice Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340430
eISBN:
9781447340485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340430.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the interplay of culture, nationalism and religion and their interaction with legality and access to abortion in particular contexts. Starting from the position that ... More


Marking the Trail: Balkan Women Filmmakers and the Transnational Imaginary

Meta Mazaj

in After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784023
eISBN:
9780804787345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784023.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Foregrounding the importance of women director’s participation at the prestigious international film festivals where male auteurs have long reigned, this chapter explores the case of Balkan women ... More


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