Drawing on one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys of post-apartheid attitudes to date, and employing innovative conceptual and methodological tools, Gibsons sophisticated and subtle analysis offers both encouraging and disheartening insights into the success of the truth and reconciliation process, and provides clear signposts for those involved in taking it further. This is a groundbreaking work of social science research and a major contribution to the literature on transitional justice and conflict resolution.
Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Does Truth Lead to Reconciliation?
2. Apartheids Legacy in Contemporary South Africa: Experiences, Attributes, and Attitudes of the Sample
3. South African Collective Memories
4. Interracial Reconciliation
5. Truth, Reconciliation, and the Creation of a Human Rights Culture
6. Tolerance: The Minimalist View of Reconciliation
7. Judging the Fairness of Amnesty
8. The Legitimacy of the Political Institutions of the New South Africa
9. Lessons for South Africas Future and for the World
Appendix A: The Design of the Survey
Appendix B: The Questionnaire