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Does Truth Lead to Reconciliation? Testing the Causal Assumptions of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Process.

Gibson, James L.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Prepared for delivery at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton San Francisco and Towers, August 30 – September 2, 2001. Copyright by the American Political Science Association. Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. Downloaded 14 May 2003.

In South Africa, the truth and reconciliation process is explicitly based on the hypothesis that knowledge of the past will lead to acceptance, tolerance, and reconciliation in the future. Jim Gibson tests this hypothesis, based on data collected from a national survey of more than 3,700 South Africans completed in 2001.


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