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Title:Nelson Mandela and the politics of empathy: reflections on the moral conditions for conflict resolutions in Africa
Author:Eze, ChielozonaISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ISSN 2156-7263)
Volume:2
Issue:1
Pages:122-135
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:conflict resolution
oratory
democratization
About person:Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.2.1.122
Abstract:This paper is a reflection on Mandela's rhetoric of empathy and its moral-political implications with specific regard to the difficult transition period from apartheid to democracy in South Africa. It argues that Mandela employed a deliberative and rational appeal to the riches of the human experience as a rallying point for the creation of a new society. The paper points to the critical lesson that though empathy is not a panacea for all the problems of a society, it can help establish conditions for progressive deliberations and conflict resolutions. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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