Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
xi, 317 pages ; 24 cm.
Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Formatted Contents Note
An avalanche of history : the "collapse of the future" and the rise of reparations politics / John Torpey The politics of reparations : why, when, and how democratic governments get involved / Angelika von Wahl Historical continuity and counterfactual history in the debate over reparations for slavery / Manfred Berg Disputed victims : the West German discourse on restitution for the victims of Nazism / Constantin Goschler Greenlanders displaced by the Cold War : relocation and compensation / Svend Aage Christensen and Kristian Søby Kristensen Apologizing for Vichy in contemporary France / Julie Fette Limited rehabilitation? historical observations on the legal rehabilitation of foreign citizens in today's Russia / Andreas Hilger Politics, diplomacy, and accountability in Cambodia : severely limiting personal jurisdiction in prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against humanity / Steve Heder Settling histories, unsettling pasts : reconciliation and historical justice in a settler society / Bain Attwood Fitting Aotearoa into New Zealand : politico-cultural change in a modern bicultural nation / Richard S. Hill and Brigitte B̈önisch-Brednich The politics of judging the past : South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Bronwyn Leebaw "The issue that won't go away" / A. James McAdams.
This edited work assists recent debates on redress for historical injustices by offering case studies from nine countries on five continents. Contributors examine the problems of material restitution, criminal justice, apologies, memory, and reconciliation in national contexts as well as from a comparative perspective.
"This book grew out of a conference held at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., in March 2003."--P. xi.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.