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Settling accounts : violence, justice, and accountability in postsocialist Europe, John Borneman

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Settling accounts : violence, justice, and accountability in postsocialist Europe
Title
Settling accounts
Title remainder
violence, justice, and accountability in postsocialist Europe
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John Borneman
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Violence, justice, and accountability in postsocialist Europe
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Language
eng
Summary
  • As new states in the former East bloc begin to reckon with their criminal pasts in the years following a revolutionary change of regimes, a basic pattern emerges: In those states where some form of retributive justice has been publicly enacted, there has generally been much less of a recourse to collective retributive violence. In Settling Accounts, John Borneman explores the attempts by these aspiring democratic states to invoke the principles of the "rule of law" as a means of achieving retributive justice, that is, convicting wrongdoers and restoring dignity to victims of moral injuries. Democratic regimes, Borneman maintains, require a strict form of accountability that holds leaders responsible for acts of criminality. This accountability is embodied in the principles of the rule of law, and retribution is at the moral center of these principles
  • Drawing from his ethnographic work in the former East Germany and with select comparisons to other East-Central European states, Borneman critically examines the construction of categories of criminality. He argues against the claims that economic growth, liberal democracy, or acts of reconciliation are adequate means to legitimate the transformed East bloc states. The cycles of violence in states lacking a system of retributive justice help to support this claim. Invocation of the principles of the rule of law must be seen as a chance for a more democratic, more accountable, and less violent world
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1952-
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Borneman, John
Index
index present
LC call number
HN380.7.A8
LC item number
B67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture/power/history
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  • Post-communism
  • Rule of law
  • Reparation (Criminal justice)
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Retribution
  • Social justice
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Eastern
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Settling accounts : violence, justice, and accountability in postsocialist Europe, John Borneman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-185) and indexes
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 26.
  • Ch. 3.
  • Historicizing the Rule of Law
  • p. 40.
  • Pt. 2.
  • Ethnography of Criminality
  • p. 57.
  • Ch. 4.
  • The
  • Invocation of the Rechtsstaat in East Germany: Governmental and Unification Criminality
  • Pt. 1.
  • p. 59.
  • Ch. 5.
  • Accountability on Trial
  • p. 80.
  • Pt. 3.
  • Ethnography of Vindication
  • p. 97.
  • Ch. 6.
  • Democratic Accountability: Results, Evaluations, Ramifications
  • p. 99.
  • Framing, Comparing, Historicizing
  • Ch. 7.
  • Justice and Dignity: Victims, Vindication, and Accountability
  • p. 111.
  • Pt. 4.
  • Legitimacy
  • p. 137.
  • Ch. 8.
  • The
  • Rule of Law and the State: Violence, Justice, and Legitimacy
  • p. 139
  • p. 1.
  • Ch. 1.
  • Framing the Rule of Law in East-Central Europe
  • p. 3.
  • Ch. 2.
  • Comparing: Decommunization - Recommunization - Reform?
Control code
36566055
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780691016818
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97012041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Settling accounts : violence, justice, and accountability in postsocialist Europe, John Borneman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-185) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 26.
  • Ch. 3.
  • Historicizing the Rule of Law
  • p. 40.
  • Pt. 2.
  • Ethnography of Criminality
  • p. 57.
  • Ch. 4.
  • The
  • Invocation of the Rechtsstaat in East Germany: Governmental and Unification Criminality
  • Pt. 1.
  • p. 59.
  • Ch. 5.
  • Accountability on Trial
  • p. 80.
  • Pt. 3.
  • Ethnography of Vindication
  • p. 97.
  • Ch. 6.
  • Democratic Accountability: Results, Evaluations, Ramifications
  • p. 99.
  • Framing, Comparing, Historicizing
  • Ch. 7.
  • Justice and Dignity: Victims, Vindication, and Accountability
  • p. 111.
  • Pt. 4.
  • Legitimacy
  • p. 137.
  • Ch. 8.
  • The
  • Rule of Law and the State: Violence, Justice, and Legitimacy
  • p. 139
  • p. 1.
  • Ch. 1.
  • Framing the Rule of Law in East-Central Europe
  • p. 3.
  • Ch. 2.
  • Comparing: Decommunization - Recommunization - Reform?
Control code
36566055
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780691016818
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97012041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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