Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe: Ghosts at the Table of Democracy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe

Ghosts at the Table of Democracy, 1st Edition

Edited by Kenneth Christie, Robert Cribb

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224 pages

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The memory of past atrocity lingers like a ghost at the table of democracy. Injustices carried out in the past - from massacres and murder to repression and detention - embitter societies and distort their structures so that the process of establishing and running a democracy carries an extra burden. This volume examines societies at various stages of dealing with the memory of the past, from China, Mongolia, Indonesia and the Baltic States, where bitter memories of death and persecution still intrude, to Finland, where the civil war of 1918 has finally been accepted as a distant national tragedy.

About the Editors

Kenneth Christie lectures in the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway. Robert Cribb is Reader in Southeast Asian history at the University of Queensland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General