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Post-Communist Transitional Justice : Lessons from Twenty-Five Years of Experience, Hardback Book

Post-Communist Transitional Justice : Lessons from Twenty-Five Years of Experience Hardback

Edited by Lavinia (St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia) Stan, Nadya (Macalester College, Minnesota) Nedelsky


Taking stock of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the collapse of the communist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe, this volume explores how these societies have grappled with the serious human rights violations of past regimes.

It focuses on the most important factors that have shaped the nature, speed, and sequence of transitional justice programs in the period spanning the revolutions that brought about the collapse of the communist dictatorships and the consolidation of new democratic regimes.

Contributors explain why leaders made certain choices, discuss the challenges they faced, and explore the role of under-studied actors and grassroots strategies.

Written by recognized experts with an unparalleled grasp of the region's communist and post-communist reality, this volume addresses far-reaching reckoning, redress, and retribution policy choices.

It is an engaging, carefully crafted volume, which covers a wide variety of cases and discusses key transitional justice theories using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 358 pages, 6 Tables, unspecified; 9 Halftones, unspecified; 9 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: International human rights law
  • ISBN: 9781107065567



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