Historical Justice And Memory

Paperback | July 28, 2015

EditorKlaus Neumann, Janna Thompson

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Historical Justice and Memory highlights the global movement for historical justice—acknowledging and redressing historic wrongs—as one of the most significant moral and social developments of our times. Such historic wrongs include acts of genocide, slavery, systems of apartheid, the systematic persecution of presumed enemies of the state, colonialism, and the oppression of or discrimination against ethnic or religious minorities.
            The historical justice movement has inspired the spread of truth and reconciliation processes around the world and has pushed governments to make reparations and apologies for past wrongs. It has changed the public understanding of justice and the role of memory. In this book, leading scholars in philosophy, history, political science, and semiotics offer new essays that discuss and assess these momentous global developments. They evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the movement, its accomplishments and failings, its philosophical assumptions and social preconditions, and its prospects for the future.

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Historical Justice and Memory highlights the global movement for historical justice—acknowledging and redressing historic wrongs—as one of the most significant moral and social developments of our times. Such historic wrongs include acts of genocide, slavery, systems of apartheid, the systematic persecution of presumed enemies of the s...

Klaus Neumann is a professor at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His six books include Shifting Memories: The Nazi Past in the New Germany. Janna Thompson is a professorial fellow in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia. She is the author ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299304647

ISBN - 13:9780299304645

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Legalist Paradigm             
            Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson
 
Part I
1 Memory Culture and Human Rights: A New Constellation                      
            Andreas Huyssen
2 Reparative Claims and Theories of Justice             
            Janna Thompson
3 The Political Field of Reparations              
            John Torpey
4 How the Past Matters: On the Foundations of an Ethics of Remembrance                      
            Jeffrey Blustein
 
Part II
5 The Politics of Memory, Victimization, and Activism in Postconflict Bosnia and Herzegovina              
            Elazar Barkan and Belma Becirbašic
6 Memories in Transition: The Spanish Law of Historical Memory            
            Patrizia Violi
7 How Can Truth Telling Count as Reparations?                 
            Margaret Urban Walker
8 Promoting Historical Justice through Truth Commissions: An Uneasy Relationship                   
            Onur Bakiner
9 Historical Justice in Postcolonial Contexts: Repairing Historical Wrongs and the End of Empire            
            Daniel Butt
10 Historical Dialogue: Beyond Transitional Justice and Conflict Resolution                     
            Elazar Barkan
11 Memory, Justice, and Postterror Futures                        
            Mark Pendleton
 
Bibliography              
Contributors              
Index

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“A very impressive collection of essays by leading scholars in their fields, directed to a set of topics both fundamental and topical.”—W. James Booth, Vanderbilt University