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Uncommonly SavageCivil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States$
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Paul D. Escott

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049410

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049410.001.0001

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An End to Civil War?

(p.163) 4 Reconciliation
Uncommonly Savage

Paul D. Escott

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines the notion of reconciliation as an ideal or a negotiation. It considers the terms and limitations of reconciliation; the debates over justice, amnesty, or forgiveness; human rights and international law; and the recent phenomenon of truth and reconciliation commissions in various countries. It also examines the effect on society of the replacement or persistence of elites.

Keywords:   Human rights, International law, Truth and reconciliation commissions

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