Rowman and Littlefield International

Transitional Justice in Troubled Societies

Edited by Aleksandar Fatic, Klaus Bachmann, and Igor Lyubashenko

Part of the series Studies in Social and Global Justice

Publication Date: Oct 2018

Pages 240

Hardback 9781786605887
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This book discusses the crucial strategic topic for the practical implementation of transitional justice in post-conflict societies by arguing that the dilemma is defined by the extent to which the actual achievement of the political goals of transition is a necessary condition for the long-term observance and implementation of justice.

While in many cases the ‘blind’ criminal justice does not enhance, and even militates against, the achievement of political transitions, an understanding of transitional justice as a fundamentally political process is novel, controversial and a concept which may shape the future of transitional justice.

This collection contributes to developing this concept both theoretically and through concrete and current case studies from the worlds most pronounced crisis spots for transitional justice.
Introduction / 1. Popular Revolt and the Political Ethics of Transitional Justice, Aleksandar Fatic / 2. Fighting Impunity or Containing Political Violence, Klaus Bachmann / 3. Transitional Justice, Democracy and the Justification of State Coercion, Thomas Hancocks / 4. Aiding Transitions or Facilitating Neocolonian Interventions: Transitional Justice in the Framework of a Democratic Process, Zoran Cirjakovic / 5. Hybrid Transitional Peace: The Dilemmas in Transitional (in)Justice after Civil War, Izabela Watts / 6. Assessing the Penalisation of Wartime Violence in light of the ICTY Legacy, Axelle Reiter / 7. The Limits of Instrumentality of Justice, Misa Djurkovic / 8. Romanian Transitional Criminal Justice, Catalin Constantinescu / 9. The Political Economy of Transitional Justice in the Ukraine (Igor Lyubashenko / 10. De-Communization, National Identity and Historical Memory in Post-Maidan Ukraine, Adrian Mendzy / 11. A Theory of National Reconciliation, Thaddeus Metz, University of Johannesburg
Aleksander Fatic is Research Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Klaus Bachmann, Professor of Political Science at SWPS University, Warsaw, Poland, specializes in transitional justice, the politics of dealing with the past and modern European history. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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