This book addresses the theoretical underpinnings of the field of transitional justice, something that has hitherto been lacking both in study and practice. With the common goal of clarifying some of the theoretical profiles of transitional justice strategies, the study is organized along crucial intersections evaluating aspects connected to the genealogy, the nature, the scope and the most appropriate methodology for the study of transitional justice. The chapters also take up normative and political considerations pertaining to specific transitional instruments such as war crime tribunals, truth commissions, administrative purges, reparations, and historical commissions. Bringing together some of the most original writings from established experts as well as from promising young scholars in the field, the collection will be an essential resource for researchers, academics and policy-makers in Law, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|31 pages
Is it Always Necessary to Account For Past Wrongs?
part II|26 pages
Punishing after War
part III|37 pages
Transitional Justice as a Vehicle of Structural and Institutional Change
part IV|44 pages
Transitional Justice and Political Reconciliation
part V|31 pages
Transitional Justice and the Arts
part VI|40 pages
Defining the Parameters of Transitional Justice
part VII|30 pages