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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLT 244 - Politics Transitional Justice

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD

How do states and societies deal with the legacies of mass human rights violations? This course explores the international and domestic politics of accountability for such violations, through the concept of transitional justice, or the judicial and non-judicial measures used to redress mass rights violations and state repression in periods of political transition. Such measures include international criminal tribunals, truth commissions, reparations, and the construction of collective memory. Through cases drawn primarily from Latin America, we explore the scholarly literature on transitional justice, the institutions and practices it embodies, and the theoretical and practical dilemmas presents societies. Prerequisite: One course in Politics (highly recommended: POLT 120)

Enrollment Limit: 20
Instructor: K. Mani

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes

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