Source: (2006) Social Justice Research. 19(4): 527-540.
“Here is a book rather far away from the frivolities of postmodernism,
which sets out to test hypotheses, make contributions to political science
(against the tide of the â€˜â€˜perestroikaâ€™â€™ movement) and which argues that good
science should inform policy. The topic is important; a serious assessment of
the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in South Africa. Overcoming
Apartheid poses a range of theoretically informed questions, but
ultimately one big one: did the truth of the TRC contribute to reconciliation?
The answer is as large: yes, â€˜â€˜those who are more accepting of the TRCâ€™s
version of the truth are more likely to be reconciledâ€™ (Excerpt).
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