The politics of Official Apologies

By: Nobles, Melissa

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This book examines the political uses of official apologies in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Nobles explores why minority groups demand such apologies and why governments do or do not offer them. She argues that apologies can help to alter the terms and meanings of national membership. Minorities demand apologies in order to focus attention on historical injustices, the rectification of which, they argue, should guide changes in present-day government policies. When employed by political actors, apologies play an important, if under appreciated, role in bringing certain views about history and moral obligation to bear in public life.

Title: The politics of Official Apologies

Author Name: Nobles, Melissa

Categories: World Affairs, Politics,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 0521693853

ISBN Number 13: 9780521693851

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine - New

Seller ID: 018861

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Keywords: World affairs, Politics,