Transitional justice and civil society in the Balkans
- New York : Springer, 
- Physical description
- xv, 244 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
- Springer series in transitional justice.
KJC9015 .T73 2013
- Unknown KJC9015 .T73 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Localizing transitional justice : civil society practices and initiatives in the Balkans / Zala Volčič and Olivera Simić
- Civil society and post-communist transitional justice in Romania / Lavinia Stan
- Dealing with the past in post-war Croatia : perceptions, problems, and perspectives / Tamara Banjeglav
- The failure of Macedonian post-communist transitional justice : lustration, between cleansing and parody / Despina Angelovska
- How activists see civil society and the political elite in Bosnia : relevance to prospects of transitional justice / Eunice Castro Seixas
- The "transitional citizen" : Civil society, political agency and hopes for transitional justice in Bosnia-Herzegovina / Briony Jones, Alex Jeffrey, and Michaelina Jakala
- Transitional justice in Albania : historical burden, weak civil society, and conflicting interests / Arolda Elbasani and Artur Lipinski
- Truth in the shadow of justice / Jamie Rowen
- Structured encounters in post-conflict/post-Yugoslav days : visiting Belgrade and Prishtina / Orli Fridman
- What about the women? : transitional justice and gender in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Northern Ireland / Michael Potter and Hedley Abernethy
- "Pillar of shame" : civil society, UN accountability and genocide in Srebrenica / Olivera Simić
- Afraid to cry wolf : human rights activists' struggle of transnational accountability efforts in the Balkans / Arnaud Kurze and Iva Vukusic
- From international courts to grassroots organizing : obstacles to transitional justice in the Balkans / Jill A. Irvine and Patrice C. McMahon.
- Publisher's Summary
- Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans covers civil society engagements with transitional justice processes in the Balkans. The Balkans are a region marked by the post-communist and post-conflict transitional turmoil through which its countries are going through. This volume is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to research in transitional justice in this part of the world, mostly written by local scholars. Transitional justice is ever-growing field which responds to dilemmas over how successor regimes should deal with past human rights abuses of their authoritarian predecessors. The editors and author emphasize the relatively unexplored and under-researched role of civil society groups and social movements, such as local women's groups, the role of art and community media and other grass-roots transitional justice mechanisms and initiatives. Through specific case-studies, the unique contribution of this volume is not only that it covers a part of the world that is not adequately represented in transitional justice field, but also that the volume is the first project originally researched and written by experts and scholars from the region or in collaboration with international scholars.
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- Publication date
- Olivera Simić, Zala Volčič, editors.
- Springer series in transitional justice