An Evolutionary Process: Contributions of the Bundestag Inquiries into East Germany to an Understanding of the Role of Truth Commissions

@article{Beattie2009AnEP,
  title={An Evolutionary Process: Contributions of the Bundestag Inquiries into East Germany to an Understanding of the Role of Truth Commissions},
  author={Andrew H. Beattie},
  journal={International Journal of Transitional Justice},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={229-249}
}
  • Andrew H. Beattie
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Transitional Justice
Reunified Germany's reckoning with the legacy of the communist German Democratic Republic included a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the history and consequences of the former regime. This commission has not been well served by the literature on truth commissions. Most accounts and assessments rest on a particular taxonomy of ‘truth commission’ that is based largely on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission model. This not only impedes genuine understanding of the German… Expand
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