By (author) Ruti G. Teitel
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Transitional Justice by Ruti G. Teitel
Book DescriptionAt the century's end, societies all over the world are moving from authoritarian rule to democracy. At any such time of radical change, the question arises: should a society punish its ancien regime or let bygones by bygones? Transitional Justice takes the debate to a new level with an interdisciplinary approach that challenges the very terms of the contemporary debate. Teitel explores the recurring question of how regimes should respond to evil rule, arguing against the prevailing view favoring punishment, and contending through historical and comparative illustrations that the law nevertheless plays a profound role in periods of radical change. She proposes a new normative conception of justice-one that is highly politicized-offering glimmerings of the rule of law that, in her view, have become symbols of liberal transition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195100648
(243mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ruti G. Teitel
Transitional Justice in Unified Korea, Hardback (September 2015)
How will a unified Korea respond to the Kim regime's crimes against humanity? Will North and South Korea be able to reconcile their differences after being divided for so long? Will China, the US, Japan, Russia, and U.N. drive the process? This book examines the challenges associated with Korean unification and human rights accountability.
Humanity's Law, Paperback (May 2013)
A powerful account of one of the central transformations of the post-Cold War era: the profound normative shift in the international legal order from prioritizing state security to protecting human security
Transitional Justice, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Ruti G. Teitel
Should a society punish its ancient regime or let bygones be bygones? This work takes this question to a level with an interdisciplinary approach that challenges the very terms of the contemporary debate. It explores the recurring dilemma of how regimes should respond to evil rule, arguing against the prevailing view favoring punishment.
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