Justice, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course will investigate the possibilities and limitations of justice and forgiveness in societies emerging from a recent history of mass political violence. What are the moral and practical tools available for reconciliation, and how should reconciliation be understood? We will look at the uses of truth commissions and trials in transitional societies, as well as the roles of civil society and political elites, and consider how transitional political constraints affect ethical demands for accountability, victim recognition, truth-telling, the establishment of the rule of law, and the fostering of reciprocal norms of respect and tolerance.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)(LAST)
Hayner, UNSPEAKABLE TRUTHS
Robertson, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Thompson and Rotberg, TRUTH V JUSTICE
McAdams, TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW
Nino, RADICAL EVIL ON TRIAL
Tutu, NO FUTURE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS
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Short response papers; one final paper.
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