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Reconciling a Colonial Past

Aviles, Maria LU (2011) FKVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This is an essay about the reconciliation process in Guatemala its focus is on investigating the strategies used and their results. The theoretical framework consists of reconciliation-theory with truth and justice as central concepts. The method used is a combination of abductive and theory consuming method with a qualitative approach that allows an in-depth study, which is necessary to understand the complex processes. The aim is to create a better understanding for the processes in Guatemala. The essay will be structured by using the dimensions of thick and thin reconciliation. The main conclusions of the thesis are that the thick strategies have been fewer than the thin and that most strategies are facing problems regarding substantial... (More)
This is an essay about the reconciliation process in Guatemala its focus is on investigating the strategies used and their results. The theoretical framework consists of reconciliation-theory with truth and justice as central concepts. The method used is a combination of abductive and theory consuming method with a qualitative approach that allows an in-depth study, which is necessary to understand the complex processes. The aim is to create a better understanding for the processes in Guatemala. The essay will be structured by using the dimensions of thick and thin reconciliation. The main conclusions of the thesis are that the thick strategies have been fewer than the thin and that most strategies are facing problems regarding substantial implementation. The results also show how important it is for Guatemala to create a reconciliation that not only addresses the war-related problems but also the unequal structures stemming from the colonization. (Less)
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author
Aviles, Maria LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A case study of the reonciliation process in Guatemala
course
FKVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Guatemala, reconciliation, democratization, CICIG, REMHI, CEH
language
English
id
2063286
date added to LUP
2011-12-07 11:19:10
date last changed
2011-12-07 11:19:10
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  abstract     = {This is an essay about the reconciliation process in Guatemala its focus is on investigating the strategies used and their results. The theoretical framework consists of reconciliation-theory with truth and justice as central concepts. The method used is a combination of abductive and theory consuming method with a qualitative approach that allows an in-depth study, which is necessary to understand the complex processes. The aim is to create a better understanding for the processes in Guatemala. The essay will be structured by using the dimensions of thick and thin reconciliation. The main conclusions of the thesis are that the thick strategies have been fewer than the thin and that most strategies are facing problems regarding substantial implementation. The results also show how important it is for Guatemala to create a reconciliation that not only addresses the war-related problems but also the unequal structures stemming from the colonization.},
  author       = {Aviles, Maria},
  keyword      = {Guatemala,reconciliation,democratization,CICIG,REMHI,CEH},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reconciling a Colonial Past},
  year         = {2011},
}