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Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Romania
The Politics of Memory

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  • Author: Lavinia Stan, St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107429253

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  • A close examination of an understudied European Union member state such as Romania reveals that, since 1989, post-communist state and non-state actors have adopted a wide range of methods, processes, and practices of working through the communist past. Both the timing and the sequencing of these transitional justice methods prove to be significant in determining the efficacy of addressing and redressing the crimes of 1945 to 1989. In addition, there is evidence that some of these methods have directly facilitated the democratization process, while the absence of other methods has undermined the rule of law. This is the first volume to overview the complex Romanian transitional justice effort, by accessing secret archives and investigating court trials of former communist perpetrators, lustration, compensation and rehabilitation, property restitution, the truth commission, the rewriting of history books, and unofficial truth projects. It details the political negotiations that have led to the adoption of relevant legislation and assesses these processes in terms of their timing, sequencing, and impact on democratization.

    • First volume to examine the complex transitional justice process adopted in post-Communist Romania
    • Reviews a range of official and unofficial memory projects and shows the ways in which they complemented or undermined each other
    • Discusses the importance of timing and sequencing in the implementation of transitional justice programs
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Stan provides a detailed, authoritative account of the various ways that Romania has tried to deal with its Communist past in the two decades since 1989 … Recommended."
    P. Rutland, Choice

    "Not only does this book expose many of the grimmer realities of Communist times in Romania but it also chronicles the ingenuity and brazenness of post-1989 decision-makers keen to indefinitely postpone a reckoning with their collective past. The rigour shown in analysing the laggardly response to transitional justice is sure to enable Lavinia Stan’s book to be an important benchmark in the scholarly approach to the subject. … Very comprehensive in its scope, this is an impressive analysis of the range of responses, official and non-official, to coercive and cruel aspects of the recent past in Romania."
    Tom Gallagher, Slavonic and East European Review

    "I believe that Stan’s excellent analysis, which alternates highly theoretical considerations with countless examples of post-communist Romania’s TJ measures, makes this book a work of reference for TJ scholars, political theorists or historians. It is not hard to see that the model provided by Stan in this book will be emulated, or why the book is bound to become a major source of inspiration for any scholar attempting to investigate the politics of memory in post-communist Europe."
    Liviu Damsa, Europe-Asia Studies

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107429253
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Court trials
    3. Public access to secret files
    4. Lustration
    5. Truth commission and official condemnation
    6. Restitution of property
    7. Compensation and rehabilitation
    8. Rewriting history textbooks
    9. Unofficial projects
    10. Conclusion.

  • Author

    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 and a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of Romanian Exile, the Social Science Adjudicating Commission of the Romanian Ministry of Education and the editorial boards of eleven scholarly journals in North America and Europe. Her books include Church, State, and Democracy in Expanding Europe and Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania (both co-authored with Lucian Turcescu), Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Reckoning with the Communist Past, 1989–2009: Incredibila aventura a democratiei dupa comunism (co-edited with Lucian Turcescu), Leaders and Laggards: Governance, Civicness and Ethnicity in Post-Communist Romania, Romania in Transition and the Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (co-edited with Nadya Nedelsky).

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