The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC),  produced this milestone publication of the IJR’s SA Reconciliation Barometer project. This edited volume uses a decade of public opinion survey data to answer key questions about the extent of progress in South African reconciliation.

Leading social scientists analyse longitudinal data derived from the South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey (SARB) –conducted annually by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation since 2003 – to interrogate and reach critical conclusions on the state of reconciliation, including in the areas of economic transformation, race relations and social contact, political participation, national identity formation and transitional justice. Their findings both confirm and disrupt theory on reconciliation and social change, and point to critical new directions in thinking and policy implementation.

The book Rethinking Reconciliation: Evidence from South Africa is now available online and can be downloaded here