Are countries truly reconciled after successful conflict resolution? Are only resource-rich regions capable of reconciliation, while supposedly resource-poor ones are condemned to recurring conflicts?

This book examines the availability of various resources for political reconciliation, and explores how they are utilized in overcoming particular obstacles during the process. While the existing literature focus on themes such as justice, apology and resentment, the analysis here is centered on intellectual resources in terms of ideas, memory cultures, master narratives, economic incentives, civil society initiatives and object lessons.

The research and comparative research in this volume are conducted by renowned regional experts from South Africa to the Asia-Pacific, thus providing multidisciplinary perspectives and new insight on the subject.

chapter |11 pages


Resources for political reconciliation
ByC. K. Martin Chung, Annika Frieberg

part I|81 pages

Reconciliation resources and obstacles

chapter 1|14 pages

South Africa’s reconciliation process

Tools, resources and obstacles in the journey to deal with its atrocious past
ByJeremy Sarkin

chapter 2|12 pages

Amity symbolism as a resource for conflict resolution

The case of Franco-German relations
ByMathias Delori

chapter 3|13 pages

Forget and forgive?

Central European memory cultures, models of reconciliation and Polish-German relations
ByAnnika Frieberg

chapter 4|15 pages

Apology and confession

Comparing Sino-Japanese and German-Jewish intellectual resources for reconciliation
ByC. K. Martin Chung

chapter 6|11 pages

Repentance as a post-philosophical stance

Tanabe Hajime and the road to reconciliation
ByDermott J. Walsh

part II|80 pages

Regional experience and comparison

chapter 7|13 pages

Reconciliation theories and the East Asian peace

ByAlan Hunter

chapter 8|12 pages

Challenges of teaching international reconciliation in Japan and Korea

A comparative perspective
BySeunghoon Emilia Heo

chapter 9|16 pages

Altered states of consciousness

Identity politics and prospects for Taiwan-Hong Kong-mainland reconciliation
ByEdward Vickers

chapter 10|10 pages

Wrestling with the past

Reconciliation, apology and settling history in Australia and New Zealand
ByGiselle Byrnes

chapter 11|13 pages

Comparing Polish-German and Polish-Russian reconciliation efforts

ByStanisław Bieleń, Krzysztof Śliwiński

chapter 12|14 pages

France and Algeria

Conflict, cooperation and conciliation
ByPhillip C. Naylor