Can a common language contribute to reconciliation?

By: Ranko Bugarski From among the many functions performed by language in the life of human societies, two complementary ones may be singled out on the present occasion: the integrating and the demarcating. The former unifies a language community from within, turning a collection of individuals...

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Can a common language contribute to reconciliation?

By: Ranko Bugarski From among the many functions performed by language in the life of human societies, two complementary ones may be singled out on the present occasion: the integrating and the demarcating. The former unifies a language community from within, turning a collection of individuals...

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A quarter of a century since the proclamation of Slovenia's independence and war: unreflective memory, forgotten responsibility

Writes: Svetlana Slapšak   The most prominent issue regarding the responsibility of the Slovenian state in the Yugoslav war is still the unresolved status of the “erased” - some 26,000 of them They do not receive just compensation, their appeals are not processed in time, and while some...

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What is Political Reconciliation? Reflections on Reconciliation after the Karadzic Trial

By Colleen Murphy   In March 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic guilty on 10 of 11 charges, including genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war.  He was...

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Ranko Bugarski

Can a common language contribute to reconciliation?

03.11.2016. | Posebej za REKOM

By: Ranko Bugarski From among the many functions performed by language in the life of human societies, two complementary ones may be singled out on the present occasion: the integrating and the demarcating. The former unifies a language community from within, turning a collection of individuals...

Ranko Bugarski

Can a common language contribute to reconciliation?

28.10.2016. | Posebej za REKOM

By: Ranko Bugarski From among the many functions performed by language in the life of human societies, two complementary ones may be singled out on the present occasion: the integrating and the demarcating. The former unifies a language community from within, turning a collection of individuals...

Svetlana Slapsak

A quarter of a century since the proclamation of Slovenia's independence and war: unreflective memory, forgotten responsibility

21.09.2016. | Posebej za REKOM

Writes: Svetlana Slapšak   The most prominent issue regarding the responsibility of the Slovenian state in the Yugoslav war is still the unresolved status of the “erased” - some 26,000 of them They do not receive just compensation, their appeals are not processed in time, and while some...

Colleen Murphy

What is Political Reconciliation? Reflections on Reconciliation after the Karadzic Trial

11.08.2016. | Posebej za REKOM

By Colleen Murphy   In March 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic guilty on 10 of 11 charges, including genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war.  He was...

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Political Reconciliation: With or Without Grand Narratives? [Paper]

27.09.2016. | Tranzicijska pravičnost

Author: Nadim Khoury   In the last twenty years the concept of political reconciliation has gained currency amongst political and social theorists. The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the democratic transitions of several South American countries and other similar...


Is Unconditional Forgiveness Ever Good? [Paper]

27.09.2016. | Tranzicijska pravičnost

Author: Anca Gheaus   Abstract   Forgiveness is a compelling Christian ideal. By contrast, to many philosophers it is not clear that forgiveness should be endorsed as a moral requirement; some argue that unconditional forgiveness is morally wrong. Those who are required to...


Transitional Justice and Media: A Crucial But Neglected Relationship

22.09.2016. | Tranzicijska pravičnost

By Refik Hodzic, ICTJ   “We’ve gotten used to the conflict; and that habit has created a vicious situation in which many prefer the certainty of war – with its clear rules and predictable risks, with the dead being a burden for others, with its hate routines and well-defined...