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Author Wolfe, Stephanie (Political Science professor), author

Title The politics of reparations and apologies / Stephanie Wolfe
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 368 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer Series in Transitional Justice ; volume 7
Springer series in transitional justice ; v. 7
Contents Introduction -- Reparation Politics -- Restorative Justice -- Success and Failure -- German Genocides -- United States Internments -- Japanese Comfort Women System -- Conclusion
Summary The Politics of Reparations and Apologies examines the evolution and dynamics of reparation politics and justice. The volume introduces the key concepts, theories, and terms associated with social movements and in particular, the redress and reparation movement (RRM). Drawing from RRMs that have their foundation in World War II--the German genocides, the United States internments, and the Japanese comfort women system-- the volume explores each case studys relative success or failure in achieving its goals and argues that there are overarching trends that can explain success and failure more generally in the RRM movement. Using the backdrop of international criminal law and normative concepts of reparations, the volume establishes and analyzes the roles of reparations and apologies in obtaining transitional justice. In each case study, there is a detailed rundown of the political actions that were attempted to obtain redress and reparation for the victims, of how successful the attempts were, and of the crucial factors which influenced the relative success or failure. Crucially, the volume offers a comparative framework of the actions that contribute to a successful outcome for transitional justice. With the increasing normative expectation of justice in post-conflict situations, this volume is a valuable resource for researchers in international affairs, human rights, political science, and conflict studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013)
Subject Reparations for historical injustices.
Reparation (Criminal justice)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1461491843
1461491851 (electronic bk.)
9781461491859 (electronic bk.)