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By Chandra Lekha Sriram

This e-book examines what makes responsibility for prior violations roughly attainable for transitional regimes to accomplish. It heavily examines the opposite important targets of such regimes opposed to which responsibility is usually balanced. the choices to be had are usually not easily prosecution or pardon, because the such a lot heated polemics of the talk over transitional justice recommend, yet more than a few ideas from entire amnesty via fact commissions and lustration or purification to prosecutions. The query, then, isn't even if responsibility could be accomplished, yet what measure of responsibility will be completed via a given country.The concentration of the booklet is at the politics of transition: what makes responsibility kind of possible and what ideas are deployed by way of regimes to accomplish larger responsibility (or on the other hand, higher reform). the result's a extra nuanced realizing of the various stipulations and probabilities that international locations face, and the lesson that there's no one-size-fits-all prescription that may be passed to transitional regimes.

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574–86. Huntington, ‘Reforming Civil-Military Relations’, pp. 9–17. Finer, The Man on Horseback, pp. 20, 41, 188. Finer, The Man on Horseback, pp. 5, 12. Finer, The Man on Horseback, pp. 20–6. Finer, The Man on Horseback, pp. 28–49. See also Nordlinger, Soldiers in Politics, pp. 66–71, arguing that these corporate interests include budgetary support, military autonomy, absence of functional rivals and the survival of the military. Finer, The Man on Horseback, pp. 55–63. Finer, The Man on Horseback, pp.

O’Donnell and Schmitter, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule, p. 19. See also Myron Weiner, ‘Empirical Democratic Theory and the Transition from Authoritarianism’, PS, 20 (Fall 1987), p. 864, arguing that for the military to step down it needs to establish that the conditions prompting it to step in will not return. Danopoulos, ‘Intervention, Withdrawal, and Civilian Rule’, p. 13; Danopoulos, ‘Farewell to Man on Horseback’, p. ), From Military to Civilian Rule, pp. 69–70. See, for example, O’Donnell and Schmitter, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule, pp.

16 Thus accountability may be particularly hard to seek in instances where repression was prolonged and/or intense. It matters too, as I have already discussed, what form the repression took. Disappearances may be more difficult to overlook because of the trauma felt by not knowing the locations of loved ones; outright killings may be brutal, but at least this issue is resolved. Similarly, in some countries killings may have been relatively few, but the number of detentions large, as in Uruguay: this may or may not make forwardlooking policies easier.

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