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    'Transitional Justice: Contending with the Past', Michael Newman. Cambridge: Polity, 2019, pp.204, ISBN 9781509521166, £15.99 (pbk)

    Bowring, Bill (2021) 'Transitional Justice: Contending with the Past', Michael Newman. Cambridge: Polity, 2019, pp.204, ISBN 9781509521166, £15.99 (pbk). [Book Review]

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    Abstract

    Michael Newman, in his characteristically lucid and balanced new book, recognises that this explosion has been parodied in 2009 as a Transitional Justice (TJ) industry, composed of ‘teams of experts, consultants, standardized software packages or data management, and a set of assumptions regarding how “to do memory” and why memory matters.” For his part, Newman provides a readable summary, introducing the debates, outlining the key ideas, and giving an overview of the vast literature, with reference to case studies including South Africa, Cambodia and Sierra Leone. Newman tells us that his subtitle, “Contending with the Past”, was devised by Christine Bell, as the most appropriate description of TJ. The book contains a wealth of information and clearly presented arguments and evaluations.

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    Item Type: Book Review
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Transitional Justice, Michael Newman, International Criminal Justice, amnesty
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Bill Bowring
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 14:08
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:09
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43831

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