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Historical Justice in International Perspective


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Part I. The Politics of Restitution: 1. An avalanche of history: the 'collapse of the future' and the rise of reparations politics John Torpey; 2. Reparations, gender, and ethnicity: why, when and how democratic governments get involved Angelika von Wahl; Part II. Reparations and Restitution: 3. Historical continuity and counterfactual history in the debate over reparations for slavery Manfred Berg; 4. Disputed victims: the German discourse on restitution for Nazi victims Constantin Goschler; 5. Greenlanders displaced by the Cold War: relocation and compensation Svend Aage Christensen and Kristian Soby Kristensen; Part III. Memory and Recognition: 6. Apologizing for Vichy in contemporary France Julie Fette; 7. Limited rehabilitation? Historical observations on the legal rehabilitation of foreign citizens in today's Russia Andreas Hilger; 8. Politics, diplomacy, and accountability in Cambodia: severely limiting personal jurisdiction in prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against humanity Steve Heder; Part IV. Reconciliation: 9. Settling histories, unsettling pasts: reconciliation and historical justice in a settler society Bain Attwood; 10. Fitting Aotearoa into New Zealand: politico-cultural change in a modern bicultural nation Richard Hill and Brigitte Boenisch-Brednich; 11. The politics of judging the past: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Bronwyn Leebaw; Part V. Conclusion: 12. 'The issue that won't go away' James McAdams.

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This book's essays analyze a broad array of case studies dealing with redress of historical injustices.


"...this collection makes a valuable contribution to the growing body of scholarship on historical justice, which is precisely what it sets out to do." -Sarah Pinto, Canadian Journal of History

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