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New Book Focuses on Reconciling Societies Shattered by Violence

Author: Joan Fallon

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

How do you reconcile former enemies in a society shattered by war, genocide or violence? In a new book, Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence, political scientist Ernesto Verdeja answers this question by examining reconciliation efforts in post-conflict regions from Chile to South Africa to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Sociologist Discusses Threats to Minority Home Ownership

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Categories: General News, Research, and Faculty News

On Nov. 20, 1962, President Kennedy signed an executive order prohibiting federally-funded housing agencies from denying mortgages on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin. According to University of Notre Dame sociologist Richard Williams, the dramatic improvement of American family housing security thus begun is now jeopardized both by the current economic crisis and misconceptions of what caused it.

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