"Alternate pages spark with the humanity, compassion and committment of a man who campaigned for the black majority in South Africa during the worst years."--Jeremy Vine, Sunday Herald
"By showing how difficult it is to deal with atrocities after they occur, this book demonstrates how important it is to deter them....(Boraine's) book should be a valuable resource in that effort."--The New York Times Book Review
This is Alex Boraine's account of South Africa's acclaimed Truth and Reconciliation Commission which was set up after the collapse of the apartheid regime. The TRC had the monumental task not only of uncovering decades of systematic human rights violations, but of doing so in a way that would help a very damaged nation to reconcile and move forward. Boaraine clearly sets out the process leading to the establishment of the TRC, describes the hearings at which victims and perpetrators testified about human rights violations, and considers reactions - inclusding criticisms - to the TRC and its final report. He analyses the key features that contributed to the Commission's success, and gives an honest assessment of some of its mistakes. This is also a personal story, giving insight into the feelings, disappointments, and rewards that the TRC's participants experienced. This book helps to elucidate and answer the many difficlut questions that were crucial to South Africa's TRC , and that need to be addressed by all people who are working with societies in transition.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Nº de ref. de la librería 1602290032
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction 1. The Road to Reconciliation: the genesis of the TRC 2. Prepparing the ground: the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Bill 3. The Commission at Work 4. Breaking the Silence: The TRC hearings 5. Collective Responsibility: political parties and institutional hearings 6. A Season of madness: P.W.Botha 7. A South African Tragedy: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela 8. Amnesty in Exchange for Truth: evaluating the TRC model 9. "Artificial even-handedness"?: responses to the TRC report 10. What price reconciliation: the acheivement of the TRC 11. Beyond the TRC: The South African model and the international community Conclusion. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195718054
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195718054
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110195718054
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