Part I. Defining the Nature of Collective Guilt: 1. International perspectives on the experience of collective guilt Nyla R. Branscombe and Bertjan Doosje; 2. The measurement of collective guilt: what it is and what it is not Nyla R. Branscombe, Ben Slugoski and Diane M. Kappen; 3. The evocation of moral emotions in intergroup contexts: the distinction between collective guilt and collective shame Brian Lickel, Toni Schmader and Marchelle Barquissau; 4. Collective guilt in the United States: predicting support for social policies that alleviate social injustice Robyn Mallet and Janet Swim; 5. Gender inequality and the intensity of men's collective guilt Michael T. Schmitt, Nyla R. Branscombe and Jack W. Brehm; Part II. The Relationship between Group Identification and Collective Guilt: 6. Consequences of national in-group identification for responses to immoral historical events Bertjan Doosje, Nyla R. Branscombe, Russell Spears and Antony S. R. Manstead; 7. Refining the meaning of the 'collective' in collective guilt: harm, guilt, and apology in Australia Craig McGarty and Ana-Maria Bliuc; 8. Who feels guilty? Collective guilt, moral outrage, exonerating cognitions, group identification and personal values among Jewish-Israelis Sonia Roccas, Yechiel Klar and Ido Liviatan; 9. It depends on your point of view: implications of perspective taking and national identification for Dutch collective guilt Sven Zebel, Bertjan Doosje and Russel Spears; 10. Collective guilt, national identity, and political processes in Germany Lars Rensmann; Part III. Consequences for Intergroup Relations: 11. Intergroup forgiveness and guilt in Northern Ireland: social psychological dimensions of 'The Troubles' Miles Hewstone, Ed Cairns, Alverto Voci, Frances McLernon, Ulrike Niens and Masi Noor; 12. Intergroup reconciliation processes in Israel: theoretical analysis and empirical findings Arie Nadler and Ido Liviatan; 13. On whether to apologise to indigenous Australians: the denial of white guilt Martha Augoustinos and Amanda LeCouteur; 14. Racial wrongs and restitutions: the role of guilt and other group based emotions Aarti Iyer, Colin W. Leach and Anne Pedersen; 15. Importance of social categorization for forgiveness and collective guilt assignment for the Holocaust Michael J. A. Wohl and Nyla R. Branscombe; 16. Individual versus group rights in Western philosophy and the law Elazar Barkan; 17. A social psychological process perspective on collective guilt Nyla R. Branscombe.