9780754649243

Law And the Politics of Reconciliation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754649243

  • ISBN10:

    0754649245

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-28
  • Publisher: Ashgate (AGH)

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Summary

This collection of essays by an international group of authors, explores the ways in which law and legal institutions are used in countries coming to terms with traumatic pasts, and, in some cases, traumatic presents. In putting to question what is often taken for granted in uncritical calls for reconciliation it critically analyses and frequently challenges the political and legal assumptions underlying discourses of reconciliation. Drawing on a broad spectrum of disciplinary and interdisciplinary insights the authors examine how competing conceptions of law, time, and politics are deployed in social transformations and how pressing demands for reconstruction, reconciliation, and justice inform and respond to legal categories and their use of time. The book is genuinely interdisciplinary, drawing on work in politics, philosophy, theology, sociology and law. It will appeal to a wide audience of researchers and academics working in these areas.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The time of reconciliation and the space of politics
Reconciliation and reconstitution
The risk of reconciliation
Reconciliation as domination
'Spatializing history' and opening time: resisting the reproduction of the proper subject
Reconciliation: where is the law? Lorna McGregor
Transnational law and societal memory
Sacrum, profanum and social time: quasi-theological reflections on time and reconciliation
Reconciliation as therapy and compensation: a critical analysis
Feminism and the ethics of reconciliation
Constitution as archive
The time of address
Index
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