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The Politics of Transitional Justice in Latin America

The Politics of Transitional Justice in Latin America
Power, Norms, and Capacity Building

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Part of Elements in Politics and Society in Latin America

  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108799089

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  • How has Latin America pioneered the field of transitional justice (TJ)? Do approaches vary across the region? This Element describes Latin American innovations in trials and truth commissions, and evaluates two influential models that explain variation in TJ outcomes: the Huntingtonian and Justice Cascade approaches. It argues that scholars should complement these approaches with one that recognizes the importance of state capacity building and institutional change. To translate domestic/international political pressure and human rights norms into outcomes, states must develop 'TJ capabilities'. Not only should states be willing to pursue these highly complex policies, they must also develop competent bureaucracies.

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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108799089
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Latin American innovations
    2. Truth commissions
    3. Power and norms
    4. Building TJ capabilities
    5. Why Latin America?

  • Author

    Ezequiel A. Gonzalez-Ocantos, University of Oxford

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