Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia

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  • Seunghoon Emilia Heo

    Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia
    PUBLICATION DATA:
    ISBN-10: 0230295436,
    ISBN-13: 978-0230295438
    LANGUAGE:
    English
    PAGES:
    200
    PUBLISHER:
    Palgrave Macmillan
    PUBLISHED:
    June 2012

    Rebuilding the relationship between enemy states is not an easy path. Moreover, the term ‘reconciliation’ has until now has been ill-defined in international relations. What do we mean by ‘successfully reconciled’? Is it when national leaders shake hands on a red carpet or when economic interaction intensifies? Or is reconciliation only accomplished when citizens regain mutual respect? Drawing from sources in English, French, Korean, Italian, German and Japanese, Heo establishes a model that clarifies why certain countries reconcile while others do not. Discussing historical and contemporary cases ranging from Europe to Northeast Asia, she gives a unique insight into various means of arriving at a genuine reconciliation.