USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

Authors

Philip Norris

First Advisor

Thomas W. Smith, Ph.D. College of Arts and Sciences · Government/International Affairs

Second Advisor

Alexander Mirkovic, Ph.D. College of Arts and Sciences History/Religious Studies

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

April 2012

Publication Date

2004

Date Issued

July 2004

Abstract

One question looms in the wake of genocide. Which road to reconciliation? In this thesis, I examine the concept of reconciliation in both a theoretical and applied manner. By exploring three modem cases of genocide and the reconciliatory methods used in each, I have reached the following conclusion: Though gacaca (pronounced ga-CHA-cha), an informal, traditional, tribal form of justice and truth telling, is not a perfect solution to the problems presented by genocidal conflicts, its concept of blending retributive measures and restorative practices can provide a stable platform to promote reconciliation in future post genocidal cases.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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