Routledge is pleased to announce the launch of its exciting new book series on Transitional Justice.
The study of justice in transition has emerged as one of the most diverse and intellectual exciting developments in the social sciences in the last two decades. From its origins in human rights activism and comparative political science the field is increasingly characterised by its geographic and disciplinary breadth. This series is now accepting innovative proposals from a range of disciplines working on transitional justice related topics including law, sociology, criminology, psychology, anthropology, political science, development studies and international relations. That interdisciplinarity is precisely what affords the areas its current ‘intellectual buzz’.
The series is interested in books which address larger theoretical questions on transitional justice including the intersection of notions such as justice, truth, accountability, impunity and the construction of transitional justice knowledge. We also welcome critical and theoretically informed empirical proposals on the workings of institutions such as truth commissions, community based reconciliation, victim empowerment, ex-combatant demobilisation, or regional discussions on practical programmes in particular areas. Finally we are also interested in proposals which focus upon the legal aspects of transitional justice, although our plan is to avoid producing dry, overly technical or dull legal texts. This is an exciting field and it is envisaged that the style of legal scholarship encouraged by the series would be a reflection of that energy and vitality.
For further details on the series please contact the Series Editor.
Professor of Law and Transitional Justice
School of Law
Queens University Belfast
44 (0) 2890973873