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Rethinking Transitional Justice for the Twenty-First Century
Beyond the End of History


  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108442701

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  • Transitional justice is the dominant lens through which the world grapples with legacies of mass atrocity, and yet it has rarely reflected the diversity of peace and justice traditions around the world. Hewing to a largely western and legalist script, truth commissions and war crimes tribunals have become the default means of 'doing justice'. Rethinking Transitional Justice for the Twenty-First Century puts the blind spots and assumptions of transitional justice under the microscope, and asks whether the field might be re-imagined to better suit the diversity and realities of the twenty-first century. At the core of this re-imagining is an examination of the broader field of post-conflict peace building and associated critical theory, from which both caution and inspiration can be drawn. By using this lens, Dustin N. Sharp shows how we might begin to generate a more cosmopolitan and mosaic theory, and imagine more creative and context-sensitive approaches to building peace with justice.

    • Targets the nexus of transitional justice and peace building
    • Evaluates transitional justice from a critical legal studies perspective
    • Pushes readers to re-think conventional answers to the question of how to promote peace
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    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108442701
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.289kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: transitional justice foundations
    Part I. Transitional Justice Peripheries:
    2. Justice for what?
    3. Justice for whom?
    4. Justice to what ends?
    Part II. Building a Better Foundation:
    5. Peacebuilding and liberal post-conflict governance
    6. Transitional justice and liberal international peacebuilding
    7. Towards a more emancipatory transitional justice as peacebuilding project
    8. Conclusion: after the end of history, what should transitional justice become?

  • Author

    Dustin N. Sharp, University of San Diego
    Dustin N. Sharp is an associate professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Prior to teaching, he covered Francophone West Africa for Human Rights Watch.

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