Taking Wrongs Seriously
Acknowledgment, Reconciliation, and the Politics of Sustainable Peace
By (author) Trudy Govier
Normal Price: $69.99
Your Price: $62.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.15 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Taking Wrongs Seriously by Trudy Govier
Book DescriptionHow can we respond in the aftermath of wrongdoing? How can social trust be restored in the wake of intense political conflict? In this challenging work, philosopher Trudy Govier explores central dilemmas of political reconciliation, employing illustrative material from Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Peru, and elsewhere. Govier stresses that reconciliation is fundamentally about relationships. Whether through means of truth commissions, apologies, community processes, or criminal trials, the basic goal of reconciliation is improved social trust among alienated individuals and groups. A major strength of Govier's approach is her creative practical framework for reflection. She explains that people should not to be identified with the roles they may have played, and she points out that, with reference to wrongs committed in political conflicts, individuals often play several roles. The perpetrators of some acts can be the victims of others; the victims in some circumstances may become responsive interveners in others. Rare is the political conflict in which one group commits all wrongs. Govier argues that, to build social trust and sustainable peace, acknowledgement of past wrongs is crucial. The need for mutuality in acknowledgement is an under-appreciated aspect of the aftermath of conflicts. She further examines the themes of responsibility (individual, collective, and shared); apology; forgiveness; reparations; the rehabilitation of child soldiers; the problems of monetary compensation; and truth-telling and truth commissions. Govier's lucid style and willingness to explore counter-arguments make this a lively and thought-provoking work.
Buy Taking Wrongs Seriously book by Trudy Govier from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781591024255
(210mm x 145mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Trudy Govier
Victims and Victimhood, Paperback (February 2015)
A thoughtful examination of the ways in which we can best respond to victims.
Delicate Balance, Paperback (July 2004)
A thoughtful treatment of terrorism, synthesizing recent world events with the ideas of major philosophers including Plato, Hobbes, Nietzsche, and others to provide a foundation of hope for the future"
Dilemmas of Reconciliation, Paperback (April 2003)
Explores the possibility of forgiveness. This book draws upon the insights of history, political science, philosophy, and psychology to examine the trauma left in the wake of civil wars and genocidal policies. It offers insights about measures that can be taken to facilitate healing, and summarizes what has been learned from previous struggles.
Forgiveness and Revenge, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Trudy Govier
This is a powerful exploration of our attitudes to serious wrong-doings and a careful examination of the values that underlie our thinking about revenge and forgiveness.This text examines the impact of revenge and forgiveness.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Taking Wrongs Seriously book by Trudy Govier and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Trudy Govier
Trudy Govier (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada), associate professor of philosophy at the University of Lethbridge, is the author of A Practical Study of Argument, Forgiveness and Revenge, The Philosophy of Argument, and A Delicate Balance, among other books.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.