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In search of remorse: confessions by perpetrators of past state violence

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IN THIS PAPER I FOCUS on the relationship between public confessions by perpetrators of past state authoritarian violence, and reconciliation. 1 This connection functions theo- retically: perpetrators of violence admit to what they did and apologize for it. In so doing, they advance the truth about the past and accountability for those crimes. This allows for both individual and societal reconciliation. Individuals can only begin the mourning and grieving proc...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Latin American Centre
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Brown University Publisher's website
Journal:
Brown Journal of World Affairs Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
115-125
Publication date:
2005-01-31
Acceptance date:
2004-06-01
EISSN:
2472-3347
ISSN:
1080-0786
Source identifiers:
680260
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Pubs id:
pubs:680260
UUID:
uuid:36a950a4-d77c-4ae2-b9d1-250d5ceade33
Local pid:
pubs:680260
Deposit date:
2017-02-20

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