On the Uses and Abuses of Political Apologies

Mihaela Mihai (Editor), Mathias Thaler (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

Examining the complex nature of state apologies for past injustices, this probes the various functions they fulfil within contemporary democracies. Cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research and insightful philosophical analyses are supplemented by real-life case studies, providing a normative and balanced account of states saying 'sorry'.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages258
ISBN (Electronic)9781137343727
ISBN (Print)9781137343710, 9781349465828
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameRhetoric, Politics and Society
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • political apologies
  • forgiveness
  • transitional justice


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  • Introduction

    Mihai, M. & Thaler, M., 1 Jan 2014, On the Uses and Abuses of Political Apologies. Mihai, M. & Thaler, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-9 9 p. (Rhetoric, Politics and Society).

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