PSCI 0325

Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice
This course examines how democracies reckon with former authoritarian regimes and their legacies. Measures adopted to overcome the legacy of large-scale human rights
violations include apologies, amnesties, trials of perpetrators, truth commissions as well as restorative justice. Case studies from Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and the US help us understand the forces and factors that shape the difficult choices: to prosecute and punish versus to forgive and forget. Course readings supplemented by documentaries and fiction films illuminate the dilemmas societies confront to provide accountability for the victims, bystanders and perpetrators. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1283) 3 hrs. sem. (Comparative Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
FYSE 1238 *


Winter 2025

PSCI0325A-W25 Seminar

Winter 2024

PSCI0325A-W24 Seminar (Kraus)

Spring 2023

PSCI0325A-S23 Seminar (Kraus)

Spring 2021

PSCI0325A-S21 Seminar (Kraus)