Author : politicalsettlements Category : global-justice-academy, publications, impact
The first monograph from The Political Settlements Research Programme, Transitional Justice, will be published in early 2017 by Routledge.
Edited by Programme Director, Professor Christine Bell (Global Justice Academy), this collection on transitional justice sits as part of a library of essays on different concepts of ’justice’. Yet transitional justice appears quite different from other types of justice and fundamental ambiguities characterise the term that raise questions as to how it should sit alongside other concepts of justice. This collection attempts to capture and portray three different dimensions of the transitional justice field. Part I addresses the origins of the field which continue to bedevil it. Indeed the origins themselves are increasingly debated in what is an emergent contested historiography of the field that assists in understanding its contemporary quirks and concerns. Part II addresses and sets out parts of the ’tool-kit’ of transitional justice, which could be understood as the canonical research agenda of the field. Part III tries to convey a sense of the way in which the field is un-folding and extending to new transitions, tools, theories of justice, and self-critique.
We are delighted that chapter one from the collection is now available as an open access PDF:
- Bell, Christine, ‘The Fabric of Transitional Justice: Binding Local and Global Political Settlements’, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 22 (2016).