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Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice

Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice
3 Volume Hardback Set

  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521196277

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  • This comprehensive three-volume reference work collects and summarizes the wealth of information available in the field of transitional justice. Transitional justice is an emerging domain of inquiry that has gained importance with the regime changes in Latin America after the 1970s, the collapse of the European and Soviet communist regimes in 1989 and 1991, and the Arab revolutions of 2011, among others. The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, which offers 287 entries written by 166 scholars and practitioners drawn from diverse jurisdictions, includes detailed country studies; entries on transitional justice institutions and organizations; descriptions of transitional justice methods, processes and practices; examinations of key debates and controversies; and a glossary of relevant terms and concepts. The Encyclopedia's accessible style will appeal to a broad audience interested in understanding how different countries have reckoned with post-conflict justice.

    • A complete reference that comprehensively surveys both the theory and the practice of transitional justice
    • Provides updated summaries of relevant concepts, terms, key debates and controversies
    • Offers the possibility to navigate the entries both thematically and alphabetically for easy and quick access
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Transitional justice focuses on states and societies that have suffered massive human rights abuses. Contributors … Editors Stan and Nedelsky offer a comprehensive, three-volume encyclopedia with nearly 300 entries from noted scholars and practitioners. Global in scope, this set covers historical and contemporary periods … Summing up: recommended.' J. A. Hardenbrook, Choice

    'Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice is a marker of the field's maturity - a representation of strength gained through exercise as well as a resource for its future growth.' Pablo de Greiff, International Journal of Transitional Justice

    'This formidable three-volume Encyclopedia contains a wealth of information and is a very useful reference collection, especially for those wanting a global overview … It impressively presents the first ever drawing together of the enormous amount of work that has been done on dealing with past, across the world and across disciplines … The editors have taken on a monumental task and done an admirable job in compiling this treasure trove of information. Most readers will learn about concepts, approaches, work, countries and institutions that they are not familiar with … This important work also has the potential to enrich further the perspectives of its contributors, expert as they already are in a particular area.' Suzanna Linton, International and Comparative Law Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521196277
    • length: 1450 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 181 x 78 mm
    • weight: 3.15kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introduction
    2. Entries on transitional justice methods, processes, and practices
    3. Entries on transitional justice debates, controversies, and key questions
    4. Entries on transitional justice concepts and terms
    Volume 2:
    1. Alphabetical list of entries
    2. Thematic list of entries
    3. Entries on countries
    Volume 3:
    1. Alphabetical list of entries
    2. Thematic list of entries
    3. List of transitional justice institutions by country
    4. Timeline of transitional justice institutions and organizations
    5. Entries on transitional justice institutions and organizations.

  • Editors

    Lavinia Stan, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
    Lavinia Stan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at St Francis Xavier University, Canada. She is regional editor for Europe for the peer-reviewed Women's Studies International Forum (since 2010), a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of Romania Exile (in Bucharest, since 2010), a member of the Social Science Adjudicating Commission of the Romanian Ministry of Education (in Bucharest, since 2011) and a member of the editorial boards of eleven scholarly journals in Europe. Her books include Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe (co-authored with Lucian Turcescu), 1989–2009: Incredibila aventura a democratiei dupa comunism (co-edited with Lucian Turcescu), Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Reckoning with the Communist Past, Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania (co-authored with Lucian Turcescu), Leaders and Laggards: Governance, Civicness and Ethnicity in Post-Communist Romania and Romania in Transition.

    Nadya Nedelsky, Macalester College, Minnesota
    Nadya Nedelsky is an Associate Professor of International Studies at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota. She is author of Defining the Sovereign Community: National Identity, Individual Rights, and Minority Membership in the Czech and Slovak Republics; numerous chapters in edited volumes on transitional justice; articles in the journals Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities, Nations and Nationalism and Theory and Society; and the national report on the Czech and Slovak Republics commissioned by the European Commission Directorate General of Justice, Freedom and Security, titled How the Memory of Crimes Committed by Totalitarian Regimes in Europe is Dealt with in the Member States.

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