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Darrow Schecter

IN the preceding chapter the five central strands of the theory of critical idealism articulated over the course of this book are woven together. The first appears for the first time in the introduction. It is indicated there that the most radical route to reconciliation between the various factions of humanity, and hence to positive freedom for citizens, can be ascertained by comparing the different

in Beyond hegemony
Darrow Schecter

philosophy provides the broad outlines of a theory of critical idealism that bears directly upon the organisation of the labour process and the first condition of legitimate law concerning humanity and external nature. Toward the end it will be seen that in the first instance legitimate law requires reconciliation between humanity and external nature, and that this, in turn, requires a form of libertarian socialism whose basic contours

in Beyond hegemony
Advantages and disadvantages
Michael Cunningham

national community is secure. It is the restoring of dignity that gives the apology a role in reparative justice.10 The principal potential benefit of the apology for the victims of the injustice and the apologiser is that of reconciliation. According to Marrus: ‘Judging by the frequency with which themes of reconciliation appear in apologies, this goal is widely embraced as one of the purposes of the exercise.’11 Reconciliation is obviously of mutual benefit in as much as it improves relations between groups within a polity or improves relations between states

in States of apology
Addressing the legacy of the Troubles

proven to be something of an exception with regard to the legacy of the past. The unprecedented political reconciliation between unionism and nationalism at an institutional level – particularly in the period of relatively stable devolved government between 2007 and 2016 – deflected attention from the reality that approaches to legacy and reconciliation have been at best fragmented, staggered and inept, leaving thousands of citizens without truth, acknowledgement and accountability. 1 Despite the cursory commitments to addressing the

in Northern Ireland a generation after Good Friday
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German–Israeli relations, 1949–69
Author: Lorena De Vita

The rapprochement between Germany and Israel in the aftermath of the Holocaust is one of the most striking political developments of the twentieth century. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently referred to it as a ‘miracle’. But how did this ‘miracle’ come about? Drawing upon sources from both sides of the Iron Curtain and of the Arab–Israeli conflict, Lorena De Vita traces the contradictions and dilemmas that shaped the making of German–Israeli relations at the outset of the global Cold War. Israelpolitik offers new insights not only into the history of German–Israeli relations, but also into the Cold War competition between the two German states, as each attempted to strengthen its position in the Middle East and the international arena while struggling with the legacy of the Nazi past.

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Darrow Schecter

stability with the uncoerced reconciliation characteristic of a political community whose institutions are structured by legitimate forms of law. That is an ideological equation perpetuated by the victorious liberal democratic heirs of the Enlightenment. The most recent expression of this particular line of interpretation is the allegedly post-metaphysical thinking of theorists of communicative action and recognition, who provide

in Beyond hegemony
An interview with Wally Kirwan
Graham Spencer

dealings with the IRA or the republican movement in terms of bringing about the ceasefire. I came into it immediately after the ceasefire and my role as Secretary General for the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation was set up in response to that. The purpose of this was to bring parties together to discuss possibilities of dialogue and bring to light the issues that hindered peace. Was the Forum designed to

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
Sophie Haspeslagh

. But the intense polarisation and stigmatisation accompanying the terrorist framing still remained an issue for the ongoing transition of the listed armed group into political life and for longer-term reconciliation efforts in Colombia. This raises questions regarding the concept of the ‘linguistic ceasefire’. Is it just an elite-level pact to get negotiations off the ground? How far and by whom does

in Proscribing peace
Mariam Salehi

TDC, including sub-commissions and regional offices Political and economic crimes from 1955 to 2013; suggestions for institutional reform File collection, hearings (closed and public), arbitration processes, urgent interventions, reparations Rumours about its partisanship, internal struggles, challenges from the political sphere (both implicit, such as late budgets, and explicit, such as the ‘economic reconciliation law

in Transitional justice in process
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Mariam Salehi

that. In 2020, then, transitional justice regained its momentum to some degree with the publication of the TDC's final report in Tunisia's official gazette (and thereby its official recognition by the government) and some administrative moves, such as establishing a commission to administer the Dignity Fund. However, at the same time there were pushes from some political actors, among them Abir Moussi who is close to the old regime, but also Ennahda's Rachid Ghannouchi (Belhassine 2020 ), for a new ‘reconciliation law’ that would imply abandoning justice and

in Transitional justice in process