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Dilemmas of justice in Eastern Europe"s democratic transitions

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Palgrave Macmillan , Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York
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StatementNoel Calhoun.
LC ClassificationsDJK51 .C35 2004
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Dilemmas of Justice in Eastern Europe’s Democratic Transitions. Authors; Noel Calhoun; Book. 13 Citations; Downloads; About this book. Introduction. Democratic values may not determine the precise method of dealing with the past - whether through truth commissions, lustration, or tribunals - but the very process of debate inherent.

Dilemmas of Justice in Eastern Europe's Democratic Transitions will be an important resource for anyone interested in understanding how post-communist regimes come to terms with their past.' - Sharon Werning Rivera, Hamilton CollegeBrand: Palgrave Macmillan US.

Get this from a library. Dilemmas of justice in Eastern Europe's democratic transitions. [Noel Calhoun] -- "Calhoun examines how the ideology of liberal democracy influences one of the most contentious and potentially traumatic and divisive issues.

Dilemmas of Justice in Eastern Europe’s Democratic Transitions Noel Calhoun (auth.) Calhoun innovatively examines how the ideology of liberal democracy influences one of the most contentious and potentially traumatic and divisive issues facing countries transitioning from authoritarian regimes to democracy: how to confront the past violations.

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Ibid. Regina Karp. Central and Eastern Europe: The Challenge of Transition. Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Ibid. Brian K. Grodsky. The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses. Ibid., Abstract. From South Africa to Eastern Europe, in diverse contexts of democratization, societies have sought answers to the dilemmas of justice in regime transitions, analyzing their options in light of liberal democratic norms.

As a distinctively interdisciplinary text, it brings together analysis of both the social processes of creating (and abandoning) criminal law and a philosophical reflection. The book provides a comprehensive and critical analysis which points to future directions in criminalisation in the emerging democratic states of Eastern Europe.

Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan, Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Europe (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, ); Francisco E.

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González and Desmond King, ‘The State and Democratization: The United States in Comparative Perspective’, British Journal of. During the last two decades, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have attempted to address the numerous human rights abuses that characterized the decades of communist rule.

This book examines the main processes of transitional justice that permitted societies in those countries to come to terms with their recent past.5/5(1). political transitions ended up addressing the personnel problem in very different ways, providing fertile ground for both comparative and in-depth, case specific research.

Among the various Central and Eastern European countries that passed lustration measures after the fall of communism, Poland stands out as a unique case. The Contrary to most expectations and predictions in the wake ofthe upheavals - affirmations that the "dilemmas", "problems" or "challenges" of the transitions in Central and Eastern Europe ought to have been dealt with and resolved one after the other in sequence, in the manner of the more or less idealized trajectories of Great Britain or.

The transnational ‘memorialization’ of monumental socialist public works in Eastern Europe. International Journal of Cultural Studies, p. International Journal of Cultural Studies, p. The simultaneous transitions to liberal democracy that commenced as a whole in Eastern Europe at the end of the s, in some cases earlier, are certainly a development of major historical significance, but they are still in a relatively early phase and their outcomes are as yet unknown.

The transition to democracy in Southern Europe provides encouraging models for ex-Soviet satellites. The failure of Latin American countries to democratize provides warnings, such as the risk that Presidential government can produce dictatorship or instability, a risk that is present in new democracies in Europe.

However, the study reveals that dissatisfaction with democratic government abounds and may affect support.

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This challenges optimism for speedy consolidation, showing Eastern Europe poised to linger at the crossroads of transition for a while. Arthur, Paige. “How ‘Transitions’ Reshaped Human Rights: A Conceptual History of Transitional Justice”.

Dilemmas of justice in Eastern Europe’s democratic transitions. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Transitional justice in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: reckoning with the Communist.

In addition to the numerous transitions after in Western Europe and after in Eastern Europe, transitional justice has taken place in classical Greece, the English and French restorations, and, more recently, in Latin America and South Africa.

John Elster looks at these examples in this history of transitional justice. transitions in Noel Calhoun, Dilemmas of Justice in Eastern Europe’s Democratic Transitions, at ch.

1 (). 4 U.N. Secretary-General, The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies, 4, U.N. Doc. S// (23 August ). 5 In the political science literature on consolodated democracies, Larry Diamond.

I also recommend the book for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses that concern social developments in postcommunist Europe. For this audience, the book provides an excellent overview of the different aspects and complexities of the ongoing transition."-James Kluegel University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Transitional justice deals with the problems faced by societies which are making the transition from repressive regimes to more democratic orders. Such societies face a number of dilemmas. The need to distinguish between the old regime and the new government presents a first dilemma.

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InBogdan joined the Center for European Union Enlargement Studies at Central European University as a Visiting Researcher. His research revolves around issues of political culture, democratic transition, and consolidation, and comparative studies of public opinion in the context of an enlarged Europe.

It is timely that in just its second year of publication, the International Journal of Transitional Justice (IJTJ) has chosen to focus this special issue on the nexus between transitional justice and development. This is an indication of the salience of the issues of development generally and social justice specifically to the process of seeking transitional justice in societies moving out of.

Justice must be sought democratically if it is to garner legitimacy in the modern world, he claims, and democracy must be justice-promoting if it is to sustain allegiance over time.

Democratic Justice meets these criteria, offering an attractive vision of a practical path to a better future. Juan J. LINZ – Alfred STEPAN: Problems o f Democratic Transition and Co nsolidation, Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Eu rope. The State of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe brings together scholars specialising in the study of Central and Eastern Europe, and provides a comprehensive analysis of some of the major issues in the democratic make-up of the EU’s new member states.

The book covers the main dimensions of the state, and contributors discuss questions about the development of democracy in Central and. Two decades of political, economic and social transformations in Eastern and Central Europe have produced outcomes that were hardly expected when the region emerged from communist rule.

Yet, these. of the new democracies in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia have started engaging in such work. These countries, which were previously recipients of democracy assistance, represent a new generation of international democracy supporters. Their own political transitions give them fi rsthand.These are issues of “transitional justice,” defined by the International Center for Transitional Justice as “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures that have been implemented by different countries in order to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses.”1 States in democratic transitions.

The End of Eastern Europe’s Great Liberal Hope the same page with Hungary’s Viktor Orban and Poland’s Law and Justice government, is now highly unlikely. discussion about Slovakia.