The Resource The politics of official apologies, Melissa Nobles

The politics of official apologies, Melissa Nobles

Label
The politics of official apologies
Title
The politics of official apologies
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Nobles
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Intense interest in past injustice lies at the center of contemporary world politics. Most scholarly and public attention has focused on truth commissions, trials, lustration, and other related decisions, following political transitions. This book examines the political uses of official apologies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. It explores why minority groups demand such apologies and why governments do or do not offer them. Melissa Nobles argues that apologies can help to alter the terms and meanings of national membership. Minority groups demand apologies in order to focus attention on historical injustices, the rectification of which, they argue, should guide changes in present-day government policies. Similarly, state actors support apologies for ideological and moral reasons, driven by their support of group rights, responsiveness to group demands, and belief that acknowledgment is due
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.N66
LC item number
N63 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The politics of official apologies, Melissa Nobles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-187) and index
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  • MAIN
Contents
Toward a membership theory of apologies -- History of national memberships in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States -- To apologize or not to apologize : national histories and official apologies -- Beyond sentiment? : apologies and their effects -- The weight of history and the value of apologies -- Appendix: Twentieth and twenty-first century public apologies
Control code
000041735076
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 200 p.
Isbn
9780521693851
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007023442
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u384563

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