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100 1  Guthrey, Holly L.,|eauthor 
245 10 Victim healing and truth commissions :|btransforming pain 
       through voice in the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste /|cby
       Holly L. Guthrey 
264  1 Cham :|bSpringer International Publishing :|bImprint: 
300    1 online resource (ix, 184 pages) :|billustrations, 
       digital ;|c24 cm 
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490 1  Springer series in transitional justice ;|vvolume 11 
520    This volume contributes to the growing body of 
       transitional justice literature by providing insight into 
       how truth commissions may be beneficial to victims of mass
       violence, based on data collected in Timor-Leste and 
       Solomon Islands. It contains empirical, comparative 
       research that draws on literature in the fields of victim 
       psychology, procedural justice, and transitional justice. 
       Ultimately, this study is guided by the puzzle of why 
       truth-telling in post-conflict settings has been found to 
       be both helpful and harmful to victims of mass violence. 
       Existing studies have identified a range of positive 
       benefits and negative consequences of truth-telling for 
       victims; however, the reasons why some victims experience 
       a sense of healing while others do not after participating
       in post-conflict truth commission processes continue  to 
       remain unclear. Hence, to address one piece of this 
       complex puzzle, this book explores the illuminating 
       question: What pathways lead from truth-telling to victim 
       healing in post-conflict settings? One answer, this book 
       argues, may be voice. Building on the proposition that 
       having voice - a key component of procedural justice - can
       help individuals to overcome the disempowerment and 
       marginalisation of victimisation, this book investigates 
       voice as a causal mechanism that can create pathways 
       toward healing within truth commission public hearings. 
       Comparative, empirical studies that investigate how truth-
       telling contributes to victim healing in post-conflict 
       settings are scarce in the field of transitional justice 
       and this book begins to fill an important gap in the 
       existing body of literature. From a practical standpoint, 
       by enhancing understanding of how truth commissions can 
       promote healing, the findings and arguments in Victim 
       Healing and Truth Commissions: Transforming Pain Through 
       Voice in the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste provide 
       insight into how the design of transitional justice 
       processes may be improved in the future to better respond 
       to the needs of victims of mass violence 
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650  0 Truth commissions 
650  0 Truth commissions|zSolomon Islands|vCase studies 
650  0 Truth commissions|zTimor-Leste|vCase studies 
650 14 Economics/Management Science 
650 24 Social Policy 
650 24 Personality and Social Psychology 
650 24 Clinical Psychology 
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