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.