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St Antony's Series

Revealing New Truths about Spain's Violent Past

Perpetrators' Confessions and Victim Exhumations

Authors: Aguilar, Paloma, Payne, Leigh A.

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The foundation of a stable democracy in Spain was built on a settled account: an agreement that both sides were equally guilty of violence, a consensus to avoid contention, and a pact of oblivion as the pathway to peace and democracy. That foundation is beginning to crack as perpetrators’ confessions upset the silence and exhumations of mass graves unbury new truths. It has become possible, even if not completely socially acceptable, to speak openly about the past, to disclose the testimonies of the victims, and to ask for truth and justice. Contentious coexistence that put political participation, contestation, and expression in practice has begun to emerge. This book analyzes how this recent transformation has occurred. It recognizes that political processes are not always linear and inexorable. Thus, it remains to be seen how far contentious coexistence will go in Spain.

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Paloma Aguilar is Associate Professor of Political Science at UNED, Madrid, Spain. She is the author of Memory and Amnesia: The Role of the Spanish Civil War in the Transition to Democracy (2001) and coeditor of The Politics of Memory: Transitional Justice in Democratizing Societies (2001). She was Tinker Professor at the University of Wisconsin and Visiting Professor at Princeton University.


Leigh A. Payne is Professor of Sociology and Latin America and Fellow of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK. Her research has received support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Academy, Social Science Research Council, and various foundations.  She is the author of Unsettling Accounts: Neither Truth nor Reconciliation in Confessions of State Violence (2008).

 

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“In Revealing New Truths about Spain’s Violent Past two leading specialists present a strikingly original analysis of problems of atrocity, history, memory and accountability in the case of Spain, unique both in its broadly comparative perspective and in its insight into national issues.” (Stanley G. Payne, Hilldale-Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

“The credentials of the two authors to this book, as major international experts in their fields, are unimpeachable. The subject is one of burning interest. It is crisply written, carefully thought out and based on an impressive knowledge of the massive empirical literature on the subject as well as the more accessible theoretical material.” (Paul Preston, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revealing New Truths about Spain's Violent Past
Book Subtitle
Perpetrators' Confessions and Victim Exhumations
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56229-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56229-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56228-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 110
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