Resistance, Recognition and Reconciliation in South Africa and Northern Ireland – Lessons for Australia

Status: 2016-

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ARC Discovery Project titled "Resistance, Recognition and Reconciliation in South Africa and Northern Ireland - Lessons for Australia". This project examines resistances to reconciliation in Australia, South Africa and Northern Ireland. It compares efforts toward reconciliation in these conflictual societies to contribute to knowledge on how to live with conflictual political, psychological and jurisdictional claims in light of efforts toward Australia's Constitutional Amendment.

The research will compare the experiences in Northern Ireland and South Africa with Australia, by examining key events toward and against reconciliation in each context, it will discuss these events at three symposia attended by key figures in these processes in each context, and it will use this knowledge to contribute to an understanding of how Australia can live with a past that cannot be forgotten.