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Author Hamber, Brandon.

Title Transforming societies after political violence : truth, reconciliation, and mental health / Brandon Hamber
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 249 pages) : illustrations
Series Peace psychology book series
Peace psychology book series.
Contents Looking back, moving forward -- Miracles, trauma and the Truth Commission -- A tidal wave of emotion -- A place for healing -- Ambivalence and closure -- Reparations and paying for the past -- Doing justice -- Assessing truth and reconciliation -- Truth telling and violence prevention -- Transforming transitional societies
Summary Explores the relationship between the individual and the political and social contexts in which victims or survivors of violence find themselves. This book delves into the complex interplay between individual psychological processes and macro-political interventions such as truth commissions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-232) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Peace-building.
Political violence.
Social change.
Crime Victims -- psychology.
Social Change.
Truth Disclosure.
Violence -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0387894268 (hbk.)
9780387894263 (hbk.)