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'We Don’t Want Dollars, Just Change': Narrative Counter-Terrorism Strategy, an Inclusive Model of Social Healing, and the Truth About Torture Commission

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46 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2010 Last revised: 26 Jul 2014

Kim D. Chanbonpin

The John Marshall Law School

Date Written: March 22, 2010

Abstract

In 2007, Professor Eric K. Yamamoto acknowledged that reparations theory and practice had reached a crossroads and called for a new strategic framework that reparations advocates could utilize in working to achieve redress for social and historical wrongs. My Article attempts to answer Yamamoto’s call. In it, I situate my proposal for a truth commission to redress the post-9/11 torture program in a new Inclusive Model for Social Healing. In the past, reparations advocates have relied on litigation – a model that excludes participants other than the named parties – to obtain redress. By increasing the number of stakeholders in a reparations scheme, the Inclusive Model of Social Healing has the potential to attract more widespread support from the public and is more resilient to criticism than exclusive litigation models.

Keywords: terrorism, Islamist, narrative, reparations, truth commissions

Suggested Citation

Chanbonpin, Kim D., 'We Don’t Want Dollars, Just Change': Narrative Counter-Terrorism Strategy, an Inclusive Model of Social Healing, and the Truth About Torture Commission (March 22, 2010). Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1594269

Kim D. Chanbonpin (Contact Author)

The John Marshall Law School ( email )

315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

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