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At the century's end, societies all over the world are throwing off the yoke of authoritarian rule and beginning to build democracies. At any such time of radical change, the question arises: should a society punish its ancien regime or let bygones be bygones? Transitional Justice takes this question to a new level with an interdisciplinary approach that challenges the very terms of the contemporary debate. Ruti Teitel explores the recurring dilemma of how regimes should respond to evil rule, arguing against the prevailing view favoring punishment, yet contending that the law nevertheless plays a profound role in periods of radical change. Pursuing a comparative and historical approach, she…
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|The Rule of Law|
|Towards a Theory of Transitional Justice|