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The Resource United States law and policy on transitional justice : principles, politics, and pragmatics, Zachary D. Kaufman

United States law and policy on transitional justice : principles, politics, and pragmatics, Zachary D. Kaufman

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United States law and policy on transitional justice : principles, politics, and pragmatics
Title
United States law and policy on transitional justice
Title remainder
principles, politics, and pragmatics
Statement of responsibility
Zachary D. Kaufman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] explores the U.S. government's support for, or opposition to, certain transitional justice institutions. By first presenting an overview of possible responses to atrocities (such as war crimes tribunals) and then analyzing six historical case studies, Kaufman evaluates why and how the United States has pursued particular transitional justice options since World War II. This book challenges the "legalist" paradigm, which postulates that liberal states pursue war crimes tribunals because their decision-makers hold a principled commitment to the rule of law. Kaufman develops an alternative theory - "prudentialism"--Which contends that any state (liberal or illiberal) may support bona fide war crimes tribunals. More generally, prudentialism proposes that states pursue transitional justice options, not out of strict adherence to certain principles, but as a result of a case-specific balancing of politics, pragmatics, and normative beliefs. Kaufman tests these two competing theories through the U.S. experience in six contexts: Germany and Japan after World War II, the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, the 1990-1991 Iraqi offenses against Kuwaitis, the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Kaufman demonstrates that political and pragmatic factors featured as or more prominently in U.S. transitional justice policy than did U.S. government officials' normative beliefs. Kaufman thus concludes that, at least for the United States, prudentialism is superior to legalism as an explanatory theory in transitional justice policymaking."--Jacket
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1979-
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Kaufman, Zachary D.
Dewey number
345.73/0231
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Transitional justice
  • International criminal courts
  • Transitional justice
  • War crime trials
  • Transitional justice
  • United States
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United States law and policy on transitional justice : principles, politics, and pragmatics, Zachary D. Kaufman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Overview of transitional justice options and the United States role in transitional justice -- Competing theories of United States policy on transitional justice: legalism versus prudentialism -- The United States role in transitional justice for Germany -- The United States role in transitional justice for Japan -- The United States role in transitional justice for Libya, Iraq, and the Former Yugoslavia -- The United States role in transitional justice for Rwanda --- Conclusion
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ocn936691476
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unknown
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1 online resource (331 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780190243524
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)936691476
Label
United States law and policy on transitional justice : principles, politics, and pragmatics, Zachary D. Kaufman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Overview of transitional justice options and the United States role in transitional justice -- Competing theories of United States policy on transitional justice: legalism versus prudentialism -- The United States role in transitional justice for Germany -- The United States role in transitional justice for Japan -- The United States role in transitional justice for Libya, Iraq, and the Former Yugoslavia -- The United States role in transitional justice for Rwanda --- Conclusion
Control code
ocn936691476
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190243524
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936691476

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