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Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation by Genevieve Parent, Bruno Charbonneau

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Chapter 6

Exploring the role of apology in Cambodia's reconciliation process

Angel Ryono

As impersonal and legal systems of social control proliferate … apologies may loom even larger than they have in the past as voluntary and humane means for reconciling personal and collective differences

Tavuchis, 1991

Thirty-five years after the genocide, Cambodian nationals and individuals from diaspora communities express varied opinions about forgiveness and reconciliation.1 Some believe that forgiveness may not be possible for a crime as serious and massive as genocide. Some Cambodians think that deeper reconciliation will become a reality with the future generations. Preliminary research of news reports and references related to peacebuilding and ...

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