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Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice

Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling

Rutgers University Press

The contributors analyze the processes, products, and efficacy of a number of transitional justice mechanisms. Adler has gathered leading specialists to scrutinize the responses to and effects of violent pasts and to provide new perspectives for understanding and applying transitional justice mechanisms in an effort to stop the recycling of old repressions into new ones.  

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Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice

Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling

Rutgers University Press

The contributors analyze the processes, products, and efficacy of a number of transitional justice mechanisms. Adler has gathered leading specialists to scrutinize the responses to and effects of violent pasts and to provide new perspectives for understanding and applying transitional justice mechanisms in an effort to stop the recycling of old repressions into new ones.  

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A Rhetorical Crime

Genocide in the Geopolitical Discourse of the Cold War

Rutgers University Press

A Rhetorical Crime shows how, over the course of the Cold War era, genocide morphed from a legal concept into a political discourse used in international propaganda battles. Through a unique comparative analysis of U.S. and Soviet statements on genocide, Weiss-Wendt investigates why their moral posturing far exceeded their humanitarian action. 

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Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor

Rutgers University Press

One of the most troubling but least studied features of mass political violence is why mass violence often recurs in the same place over long periods of time.  Douglas Kammen explores this pattern in Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor, studying East Timor’s tragic past, and focusing on the small district of Maubara. This book combines an archival trail and rich oral interviews to reconstruct the history of the leading families of Maubara from 1712 until 2012. 
 

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The Reappeared

Argentine Former Political Prisoners

Rutgers University Press

Between 1976 and 1983, during a period of brutal military dictatorship, armed forces in Argentina abducted 30,000 citizens. These victims were tortured and killed, never to be seen again. Although the history of los desaparecidos, “the disappeared,” has become widely known, the stories of the Argentines who miraculously survived their imprisonment and torture are not well understood. The Reappeared is the first in-depth study of an officially sanctioned group of Argentine former political prisoners, the Association of Former Political Prisoners of Córdoba, which organized in 2007. 

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Hidden Genocides

Power, Knowledge, Memory

Rutgers University Press

Why are some cases of genocide prominently remembered while others are ignored, hidden, or denied? In this collection, contributors approach the question from a variety of perspectives and case studies, including the suppression of discussion about indigenous populations in the Americas and Australia, the reasons why the genocide of the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks long remained out of sight, and the violence that was the precursor to and the aftermath of the Holocaust.

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