Springer Series in Transitional Justice

Narratives of Justice In and Out of the Courtroom

Former Yugoslavia and Beyond

Editors: Zarkov, Dubravka, Glasius, Marlies (Eds.)

  • Focuses on international criminal tribunals and how narratives of justice are constructed
  • Provides insights into the activities within the actual courtrooms, including witness testimony, as well as the broader social and political debates
  • Offers perspectives on the Rwanda tribunal, the Radovan Karadzic trial, the Charles Taylor trial, and how they relate to the experiences of the former Yugoslavia
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About this book

This volume considers the dynamic relations between the contemporary practices of international criminal tribunals and the ways in which competing histories, politics and discourses are re-imagined and re-constructed in the former Yugoslavia and beyond. There are two innovative aspects of the book - one is the focus on narratives of justice and their production, another is in its comparative perspective. While legal scholars have tended to analyze transitional justice and the international war tribunals in terms of their success or failure in establishing the facts of war crimes, this volume goes beyond mere facts and investigates how the courts create a symbolic space within which competing narratives of crimes, perpetrators and victims are produced, circulated and contested. It analyzes how international criminal law and the courts gather, and in turn produce, knowledge about societies in war, their histories and identities, and their relations to the wider world.

Moreover, the volume situates narratives of transitional justice in former Yugoslavia both within specific national spaces - such as Serbia, and Bosnia - and beyond the Yugoslav. In this way it also considers experiences from other countries and other times (post-World War II) to offer a sounding board for re-thinking the meanings of transitional justice and institutions within former Yugoslavia. Included in the volume's coverage is a look at the Rwandan tribunals, the trials of Charles Taylor, Radovan Karadzic, the Srebrenica genocide, and other war crimes and criminals in the Yugoslav. Finally, it frames all of those narratives and experiences within the global dynamics of legal, social and geo-political transformations, making it an excellent resource for social science researchers, human rights activists, those interested in the former Yugoslavia and international relations, and legal scholars.

About the authors

Dubravka Zarkov is an associate professor of Gender, Conflict and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies/EUR, The Hague. She teaches on feminist epistemology, conflict theories and media representations of war and violence. Her main fields of interest are gender, sexuality and ethnicity in the context of war and violence, and their media representations. In 2012 Zarkov was a recipient of NIAS fellowship. She published The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia (2007, Duke University Press) about media representations of war in former Yugoslavia, and Gender, Conflict, Development (2008, Zubaan) about global dimensions of contemporary wars. In 2002 Zarkov co-edited with Cynthia Cockburn a book about Dutch peacekeeping in Bosnia, The Postwar Moment: Militaries, Masculinities and International Peacekeeping (Lawrence and Wishart).

Marlies Glasius is a Professor in International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam and holder of the Special Chair, Citizen Involvement in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones, Free University Amsterdam. She was previously the managing editor of the Global Civil Society Yearbook, coordinator of the Study Group on European Security, and a lecturer in Global Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She published research on international criminal courts, including The International Criminal Court: A Global Civil Society Achievement (2006) and a number of journal articles and book chapters on the relations between international criminal courts and their socio-political contexts. In 2012 Glasius was a recipient of NIAS fellowship

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Ontologies of International Humanitarian and Criminal Law: ‘Locals’ and ‘Internationals’ in Discourses and Practices of Justice

    Zarkov, Dubravka

    Pages 3-21

  • Expert Witnesses and International War Crimes Trials: Making Sense of Large-Scale Violence in Rwanda

    Buss, Doris

    Pages 23-44

  • Terror, Terrorizing, Terrorism: Instilling Fear as a Crime in the Cases of Radovan Karadzic and Charles Taylor

    Glasius, Marlies

    Pages 45-61

  • The Shifting Status of Grand Narratives in War Crimes Trials and International Law: History and Politics in the Courtroom

    Dojčinović, Predrag

    Pages 63-86

  • A Crack in the Wall of Denial: The Scorpions Video in and out of the Courtroom

    Petrović, Vladimir

    Pages 89-109

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-04057-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04056-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38036-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narratives of Justice In and Out of the Courtroom
Book Subtitle
Former Yugoslavia and Beyond
Editors
  • Dubravka Zarkov
  • Marlies Glasius
Series Title
Springer Series in Transitional Justice
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04057-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04057-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04056-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38036-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 188
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 illustrations in colour
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