If Reconciliation Is the Answer, Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Studies in Social Justice 7 (2):229-243 (2013)

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Thisarticle critically examines the normative, liberal assumptions that most frequently underlie scholarly, activist, and policy calls for reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rather than measuring how reconciliation is progressing, I suggest we ask ourselves whose reconciliation is being desired here: by whom, for whom, and for what? Which importantalternative questions remain unasked and which latent answers are ignored ordownplayed in the process? Particular attention is paid to the ways in which liberal reconciliation discourse tends to depoliticize questions of justice
Keywords war  conflict  reconciliation
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DOI 10.26522/ssj.v7i2.1045
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