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Historikerkommissionen Und Historische Konfliktbew Ltigung

Author: Christoph Cornelißen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110541149
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Die zuletzt stark gestiegene Zahl von Historikerkommissionen auf nationaler, regionaler und lokaler wie auch auf bilateraler Ebene (Deutschland-Polen, Deutschland-Frankreich, Deutschland-Tschechien, Deutschland-Italien u.a.) zur Aufarbeitung der verbrecherischen Aspekte des „Dritten Reiches" und des Zweiten Weltkriegs können insgesamt als Teil einer neuen Geschichtspolitik sowie einer Erinnerungslandschaft begriffen werden, die die politische Kultur in Deutschland, aber auch in vielen anderen Ländern mit geprägt haben. Die Berichte der Kommissionen und ihrer Forschungsergebnisse werden regelmäßig der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht; zuweilen bildeten sie sogar – so im Fall der Veröffentlichung über „Das Amt" – den Anlass für langwierige öffentliche Kontroversen. Angesichts dieser Konstellationen waren eine systematische Bestandsaufnahme der jüngsten Entwicklungen sowie eine kritische Debatte der Tätigkeit der neu eingerichteten Historikerkommissionen überfällig. Die Einzelbeiträge des Tagungsbandes folgen einer gleichförmigen Struktur: Erstens geben sie Auskunft über den Modus der Beauftragung, die Form der Mitgliedschaft und generelle Arbeitsweisen. Zweitens geht es darum, die weiteren historischen Entstehungsbedingungen sowie die Arbeitsaufträge ausgewählter Kommissionen zu beleuchten. Drittens werden die hierbei aufgetretenen Probleme und auch die Grenzen ihrer Tätigkeit kritisch reflektiert. Darüber hinaus unterstreicht der Tagungsband die Notwendigkeit, Historikerkommissionen breite Handlungsspielräume zu gewähren, denn nur sie vermögen zur Überwindung nationaler und ideologischer Grenzen historischer Erkenntnisbildung einen substanziellen Beitrag zu leisten.

Remaking Transitional Justice In The United States

Author: James Edward Beitler III
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461452953
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​Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States: The Rhetoric of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission explores rhetorical attempts to authorize the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission—a grassroots, U.S.-based truth commission created in 2004 toredress past injustices in the city. Through detailed rhetorical analyses, the book demonstratesthat the development of the field of transitional justice has given rise to a transnational rhetorical tradition that provides those working in the field with series of “enabling constraints.” The book then shows how Greensboro stakeholders attempted to reaccentuate this rhetorical tradition in their rhetorical performances to construct authority and bring about justice, even as the tradition shaped their discourse in ways that limited the scope of their responses. Calling attention to the rhetorical interdependence among practitioners of transitional justice, this study offers insights into the development of transitional justice in the United States and in grassroots contexts in other liberal democracies. The volume is a relevant guide to scholars and practitioners of transitional justice as it brings into relief mechanisms of transitional justice that are frequently overlooked—namely, rhetorical mechanisms. It also speaks to any readers who may be interested in the communicative strategies/tactics that may be employed by grassroots transitional justice initiatives.

The Limits Of Transition The South African Truth And Reconciliation Commission 20 Years On

Author: Mia Swart
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004339566
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The Limits of Transition: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission 20 Years on is an interdisciplinary collection that celebrates and critiques the work of the TRC after 20 years. The authors consider whether the TRC has continued relevance for South Africa. The book further explores the legacy of the ‘unfinished business’ of the TRC.

From Transitional To Transformative Justice

Author: Paul Gready
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107160934
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Transitional justice has become the principle lens used by countries emerging from conflict and authoritarian rule to address the legacies of violence and serious human rights abuses. However, as transitional justice practice becomes more institutionalized with support from NGOs and funding from Western donors, questions have been raised about the long-term effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms. Core elements of the paradigm have been subjected to sustained critique, yet there is much less commentary that goes beyond critique to set out, in a comprehensive fashion, what an alternative approach might look like. This volume discusses one such alternative, transformative justice, and positions this quest in the wider context of ongoing fall-out from the 2008 global economic and political crisis, as well as the failure of social justice advocates to respond with imagination and ambition. Drawing on diverse perspectives, contributors illustrate the wide-ranging purchase of transformative justice at both conceptual and empirical levels.

Transitional Justice In The Twenty First Century

Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458655
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Dealing with the aftermath of civil conflict or the fall of a repressive government continues to trouble countries throughout the world. Whereas much of the 1990s was occupied with debates concerning the relative merits of criminal prosecutions and truth commissions, by the end of the decade a consensus emerged that this either/or approach was inappropriate and unnecessary. A second generation of transitional justice experiences have stressed both truth and justice and recognize that a single method may inadequately serve societies rebuilding after conflict or dictatorship. Based on studies in ten countries, this book analyzes how some combine multiple institutions, others experiment with community-level initiatives that draw on traditional law and culture, whilst others combine internal actions with transnational or international ones. The authors argue that transitional justice efforts must also consider the challenges to legitimacy and local ownership emerging after external military intervention or occupation.

Transitional Justice And Education

Author: Clara Ramírez-Barat
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 373700837X
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This volume addresses the role and importance of education for processes of transitional justice. In the aftermath of conflict and mass violence, education has been one of the tools with which societies have sought to achieve positive transformation. While education has the potential to trigger, maintain, and exacerbate conflict, it has also been designed to promote a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the past and to advance reconciliation, peacebuilding, and prevention. The original contributions in the book reflect on lessons learned from education policies of the past in post-conflict societies and seek innovative, sustainable, and context-sensitive grassroots approaches, designed to advocate critical thinking, values of inclusion and tolerance, and ultimately a culture of peace.

Yearbook Of International Humanitarian Law

Author: J. K. Kleffner
Publisher: Asser Press
ISBN: 9789067042703
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The world's only annual publication devoted to the study of the laws of armed conflict, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law provides a truly international forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed academic articles focusing on this highly topical branch of international law. The Yearbook also includes a selection of documents from the reporting period, many of which are not accessible elsewhere, and a comprehensive bibliography of all recent publications in humanitarian law and other relevant fields. Ease of use of the Yearbook is guaranteed by the inclusion of a detailed index. Distinguished by its topicality and contemporary relevance, the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law bridges the gap between theory and practice and serves as a useful reference tool for scholars, practitioners, military personnel, civil servants, diplomats, human rights workers and students.