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Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland: Critically Interpreting the Past

Kirk Simpson


Northern Ireland has entered what is arguably the key phase in its troubled political history—truth recovery and dealing with the legacy of the past—yet the void in knowledge and the lack of academic literature with regard to victims' rights is particularly striking. This book analyses truth recovery as a fundamental aspect of the transition from political violence to peace, democracy and stability in post-conflict Northern Ireland. It argues that it is essential for any process of truth recovery in Northern Ireland to provide the victims of political violence with the opportunity to express a ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, truth recovery, victims' rights, political violence, peace, democracy, stability, narratives of suffering, public dialogic processes, communicative justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078620
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirk Simpson, author