Newman, Michael. () Six authors in search of justice :engaging with political transitionsMLA Citation
Newman, Michael. Six Authors In Search Of Justice: Engaging With Political Transitions. : . Print.
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Six authors in search of justice : engaging with political transitions /
|Published:||Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, |
|Topics:||Politics and literature - History - 20th century.|
|Author:||Newman, Michael, 1946-|
|Physical Description:||xii, 315 pages ; 23 cm.
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295) and index.
|Summary:||"While considering transitional justice as conventionally defined, this work explores broader conceptions of justice and is distinct in approaching the subject through a discussion of the lives and works of six writers. Each lived under a brutal regime, was prepared to take substantial risks in order to contribute to its overthrow, and survived a transition to a new regime. Each thought deeply about the evolving situation with viewpoints derived from a combination of lived experience and intellectual and artistic creation. Each illuminated key questions with reference to a particular country, while developing wider insights. Newman demonstrates that their writings provide a valuable addition to academic analysis and external policy advice that too often fails to take sufficient account of reflective understanding, social and cultural context and the specificity of each situation. He also highlights the evolving and multi-dimensional nature of justice and injustice in political transition" --