The Healing of Nations: The Promise and Limits of Political Forgiveness

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How does one forgive an international political transgression as deep as genocide or apartheid? Forgiveness is often conceived of as an element of personal morality, and even at that it is difficult. This book argues that it is also an essential part of political ethics, especially when dealing with collective wrongdoing by political regimes. In the past, a retributive justice demanding prosecution and punishment of all past offenses has kept the international community away from moving on to the next step in regime change. ...

The Healing of Nations: The Promise and Limits of Political Forgiveness 2004, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742535800

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The Healing of Nations: The Promise and Limits of Political Forgiveness 2004, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742535817

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