Dealing with Wars and Dictatorships

Legal Concepts and Categories in Action

Editors: Israel, Liora, Mouralis, Guillaume (Eds.)

  • Examines what is today uncritically called “transitional justice” and how it has been described and understood since World War Two
  • Focuses on the legal and political concepts used in everyday life and/or the ones mobilized in the academic work
  • Examines the circulation of categories, know-how, arguments, among countries and periods
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Democratic ‘transitions’ in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Africa, often studied under the conceptual rubric of ‘transitional justice’, have involved the formation of public policies toward the past that are multifaceted and often ambitious. Recent scholarship rarely questions the concepts and categories transposed from one country to another. This is true both in the language of political life and in the social sciences examining past-oriented public policy, especially policy toward ‘ethnic cleansing’ and the line between the language of political practice, legal analysis, and scholarly discourse has been quite porous. This book examines how these phenomena have been described and understood by focusing recent processes, such as the advent of international criminal justice, in relation to previous postwar and recent purges. By crossing disciplinary approaches and periods, the authors pay attention to three main aspects: the legal or political concepts used (and/or the ones mobilized in the academic work); the circulation of categories, know-how, and arguments; the different levels that can shed light on transitions.

About the authors

Liora Israël is a sociologist at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and assistant director of the Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Paris. Guillaume Mouralis is an historian and sociologist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and a member of the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Israël, Liora (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • “Épuration”: History of a Word

    Aglan, Alya (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Humanity Seized by International Criminal Justice

    Liwerant, Sara

    Pages 39-58

  • Dealing with Collaboration in Belgium After the Second World War: From Activism to Collaboration and Incivism

    Luyten, Dirk

    Pages 59-76

  • Transitional Justice as Universal Narrative

    Elster, Jon

    Pages 77-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dealing with Wars and Dictatorships
Book Subtitle
Legal Concepts and Categories in Action
Editors
  • Liora Israel
  • Guillaume Mouralis
Copyright
2014
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser press, The Hague, and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-930-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-930-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-929-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics