Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring
Edited by Kirsten Fisher, Robert Stewart
To Be Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge – 240 pages
Series: Transitional Justice
This book presents a varied and critical picture of how the Arab Spring demands a re-examination and re-conceptualization of issues of transitional justice. It demonstrates how unique features of this wave of revolutions and popular protests that have swept the Arab world since December 2010 give rise to distinctive concerns and problems relative to transitional justice, and explores how these issues in turn add fresh perspective and nuance to the field more generally. In so doing, it explores fundamental questions of social justice, reconstruction and healing in the context of the Arab Spring. Including the perspectives of academics and practitioners, Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring will be of considerable interest to those working on the politics of the Middle East, normative political theory, transitional justice, international law, international relations and human rights.
Forward, Anthony Lang Jr; Introduction Kirsten J. Fisher and Robert Stewart; Chapter 1: The Arab World after the Popular Uprisings: A Spirit Restored?, Bassel F. Salloukh; Section One – Transitional Justice in the Middle East; Chapter 2: Why Accounting for the Past Is Essential to the Arab Future, Michael W. Hanna; Chapter 3: Challenges of Representation and Inclusion: A Case Study of Islamist Groups in Transitional Justice Line Khatib; Chapter 4: After the War: Negotiating Justice in Post-Gaddafi Libya, Mark Kersten; Chapter 5: Domestic Legitimacy and Transitional Justice Processes Post-Arab Spring, Robert Stewart; Section Two – Drawing From Lessons Learned: Chapter 6: Lessons Learned from Precedents in Transitional Justice, Habib Nassa; Chapter 7: Lessons from Post-Civil War Lebanon’s Avoidance of Transitional Justice Initiatives, Ora Szekely; Chapter 8: The Paradoxes of Retributive Justice: Lessons of Transitional Justice from Central Europe, Klaus Bachmann; Section Three – International Implications: Chapter 9: The Significance of Gender in Arab-Spring Transitional Justice, Elham Manea; Chapter 10: Selectivity, Legitimacy and the Pursuit of Post-Arab Spring International Criminal Law, Kirsten J. Fisher; Chapter 11: Moving Forward: Implications for the Field of Transitional Justice, Hugo van der Merwe and Carnita Ernest; Conclusion Kirsten J. Fisher and Robert Stewart
Kirsten Fisher is based at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa; Robert Stewart is at the INteruniviersity Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, in Montreal