Participation and Reconciliation

Preconditions of Justice

Author: Armin G Wildfeuer,Sami Adwan

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866496885

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 8632


In order to make justice work, participation and reconciliation is needed within and between societies, peoples, and nations. In this compilation, authors—senior academics as well as students-- from Bethlehem University, Israel, and the Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, contribute to this important field. Thus, to some extent, the book in itself is an example of the subjects it deals with.

Sacrifice Imagined

Violence, Atonement, and the Sacred

Author: Douglas Hedley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 144110433X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8745


Sacrifice Imagined is an original exploration of the idea of sacrifice by one of the world's preeminent philosophers of religion. Despisers of religion have poured scorn upon the idea of sacrifice as an index of the irrational and wicked in religious practice. Nor does its secularised form seem much more appealing. One need only think of the appalling cult of sacrifice in numerous totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Yet sacrifice remains a part of our cultural and intellectual 'imaginary'. Hedley proposes good reasons to think that issues of global conflict and the ecological crisis highlight the continuing relevance of the topic of sacrifice for contemporary culture. The subject of sacrifice has been decisively influenced by two books: Girard's The Violence and the Sacred and Burkert's Homo Necans. Both of these are theories of sacrifice as violence. Hedley's book challenges both of these highly influential theories and presents a theory of sacrifice as renunciation of the will. His guiding influences in this are the much misunderstood Joseph de Maistre and the Cambridge Platonists.

Sincerity in Politics and International Relations

Author: Sorin Baiasu,Sylvie Loriaux

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134489811

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 3818


This edited volume examines concepts of sincerity in politics and international relations in order to discuss what we should expect of politicians, within what parameters they should work, and how their decisions and actions could be made consistent with morality. The volume features an international cast of authors who specialize in the topic of sincerity in politics and international relations. Looking at how sincerity bears on political actions, practices, and institutions at national and international level, the introduction serves to place the chapters in the context of ongoing contemporary debates on sincerity in politics and international theory. Each chapter focuses on a contemporary issue in politics and international relations, including corruption, public hypocrisy, cynicism, trust, security, policy formulation and decision-making, political apology, public reason, political dissimulation, denial and self-deception, and will argue against the background of a Kantian view of sincerity as unconditional. Offering a significant comprehensive outlook on the practical limits of sincerity in political affairs, this work will be of great interest to both students and scholars.

Human Rights and Memory

Author: Daniel Levy,Natan Sznaider

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027107602X

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 6454


Memories of historical events like the Holocaust have played a key role in the internationalization of human rights. Their importance lies in their ability to bridge the universal and the particular—the universality of human values and the particularity of memories rooted in local human experiences. In Human Rights and Memory, Levy and Sznaider trace the growth of human rights discourse since World War II and interpret its deployment of memories as a new form of cosmopolitanism, exemplifying a dynamic through which global concerns become part of local experiences, and vice versa.

Replicating Atonement

Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities

Author: Mischa Gabowitsch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319650270

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 5781


This collection examines what happens when one country’s experience of dealing with its traumatic past is held up as a model for others to follow. In regional and country studies covering Argentina, Canada, Japan, Lebanon, Rwanda, Russia, Turkey, the United States and former Yugoslavia, the authors look at the pitfalls, misunderstandings and perverse effects–but also the promise–of trying to replicate atonement. Going beyond the idea of a global or transnational memory, this book examines the significance of foreign models in atonement practices, and analyses the role of national governments, international organisations, museums, foundations, NGOs and public intellectuals in shaping the idea that good practices of atonement can be learned. The volume also demonstrates how one can productively learn from others by appreciating the complex and contested nature of atonement practices such as Germany’s, and also by finding the necessary resources in the history of one’s own country.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Public Policy & Conflict Transformation

Author: Raymond G. Helmick,Rodney Petersen

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 189015184X

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 3540


This book brings together a unique combination of experts in the area of conflict resolution and focuses on the role forgiveness can play in the process. It deals with the theology, public policy, psychological and social theory, and social policy implementation of forgiveness. The first section of the book explores how ideas like "forgiveness" and "reconciliation" are moving out from the seminary and academy into the world of public policy, and how these terms have been used and defined in the past. One of the contributors, Miroslav Volf, speaks to the Christian contribution of a more peaceful environment. The second section looks at forgiveness and public policy. One of the chapters, by Donald W. Shriver Jr., addresses forgiveness in a secular political forum.The third section of the book draws us to a more particular analysis of the relationship between forgiveness and reconciliation from voices in the academic and theological community. John Paul Lederach presents five qualities of practice in support of the reconciliation process. John Dawson gives hope for peace-making in a new century. The final section highlights the work of practitioners currently working with religion, public policy, and conflict transformation, particularly in areas such as Ireland and Africa. This book will be an essential for libraries, scholars, conflict negotiators, and all people who hope to understand the role of forgiveness in the peace process.Contributors include: Desmond M. Tutu, Rodney L. Petersen, Miroslav Volf, Stanley S. Harakas, Raymond G. Helmick, SJ, Joseph V. Montville, Douglas M. Johnston, Donna Hicks, Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Everett L. Worthington, Jr., John Paul Lederach, Ervin Staub, Laurie Anne Pearlman, John Dawson, Audrey R. Chapman, Olga Botcharova, Anthony da Silva, SJ, Geraldine Smythe, OP, Andrea Bartoli, Ofelia Ortega, and George F. R. Ellis.


Die Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager

Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 364118892X

Category: History

Page: 992

View: 3401


"Ergreifend, zutiefst menschlich und großartig erzählt." (Sir Richard Evans) Ein historisches Werk, das seinesgleichen sucht: Nikolaus Wachsmanns lang erwartete, monumentale Geschichte der Konzentrationslager von den improvisierten Anfängen 1933 bis zu ihrer Auflösung 1945. Diese erste umfassende Darstellung vereint auf eindrückliche Weise sowohl die Perspektive der Täter als auch jene der Opfer, sie zeigt die monströse Dynamik der Vernichtungspolitik und verleiht zugleich den Gefangenen und Gequälten eine Stimme. Ein gewaltiges Buch – erschütternd und erhellend zugleich. Für seine Geschichte der Konzentrationslager hat Nikolaus Wachsmann eine enorme Menge an Quellen und Forschungsliteratur ausgewertet, Tagebücher und Briefe der Lagerinsassen, Prozessunterlagen, SS- und Polizeiakten, ein Teil davon erstmals hier verwendet. Auf diese Weise konnte er die Praktiken der Täter, die Einstellungen der Gesellschaft und die Welt der Opfer in einem großen epischen Rahmen zusammenführen, konnte das Leben und Sterben im Lager, die individuellen Schicksale schildern, aber auch die politischen, ökonomischen und militärischen Umstände, die Hintergründe der NS-Vernichtungspolitik. Beides, die Nahaufnahme wie die historische Entwicklung, vereint Wachsmann zu einer eindringlichen Erzählung – ein historisches Werk, das, wie Ian Kershaw schreibt »kaum jemals übertroffen werden wird«.

Jean Améry

Revolte in der Resignation ; Biographie

Author: Irene Heidelberger-Leonard

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608935394

Category: Authors, Austrian

Page: 408

View: 9607


Die Schuldfrage

zur politischen Haftung Deutschlands

Author: Karl Jaspers

Publisher: N.A


Category: Guilt

Page: 89

View: 4458


Wie kann man moralisch leben?

Geschichte und Gegenwart ethischer Kulturen

Author: Harry Redner

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170176669

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

View: 5606


Redner geht zwei fundamentalen Fragen nach: Warum soll man ein moralisches, ein gutes Leben fuhren? Und: Wie ist das unter den Bedingungen der Gegenwart moglich?Zunachst gilt es, die Ethik-Typen und ihre Geschichte naher kennen zu lernen, um die gegenwartige ethische Situation mit ihren Spannungen und Defiziten zu verstehen. In Traditionen wachsen wir heute kaum noch hinein. Wir mussen sie regelrecht studieren, um schliesslich fur uns selbst die Frage beantworten zu konnen, worin ethisches Leben in einer Welt der staatlich verwalteten Anspruche und Notlagen noch bestehen und was uns zu einem solchen Leben bewegen kann.Unter dem Einfluss einschneidender Veranderungen in Staat und Gesellschaft - zunehmende Regulierung und Vergesetzlichung, extrem marktorientiertes Denken und Handeln, dominierende Funktion der Medien - ist das ethische Leben bereits stark beeintrachtigt. Immer deutlicher zeigt sich, dass das Individuum heute in seinen Rollen als Burger, als Person, als Mensch konkurrierenden ethischen Anspruchen unterworfen ist.Zur Reihe: Auf dem Hintergrund der offentlichen Diskussion behandelt die Reihe "Ethik aktuell" Fragen der Ethik, die jeden betreffen. Jeder Band der Reihe ist einem klar umrissenen Thema gewidmet und fragt nach Massstaben fur einen zentralen Bereich des individuellen und sozialen Lebens. Es werden Tendenzen unserer gegenwartigen gesellschaftlichen Praxis beleuchtet, moralphilosophische Positionen diskutiert und Antworten argumentativ entwickelt. Das erganzende Gesprach mit einer Personlichkeit des offentlichen Lebens unterstreicht den Bezug des jeweiligen Themas zur gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit


die Anfänge der Bundesrepublik und die NS-Vergangenheit

Author: Norbert Frei

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406413100

Category: Denazification

Page: 464

View: 5270