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Taking stock of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the collapse of the communist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe, this volume explores how these societies have grappled with the serious human rights violations of past regimes. It focuses on the most important factors that have shaped the nature, speed, and sequence of transitional justice programs in the period spanning the revolutions that brought about the collapse of the communist dictatorships and the consolidation of new democratic regimes. Contributors explain why leaders made certain choices, discuss the challenges they faced, and explore the role of under-studied actors and grassroots strategies. Written by recognized experts with an unparalleled grasp of the region's communist and post-communist reality, this volume addresses far-reaching reckoning, redress, and retribution policy choices. It is an engaging, carefully crafted volume, which covers a wide variety of cases and discusses key transitional justice theories using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
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Introduction : post-communist transitional justice at 25 / Nadya Nedelsky and Lavinia Stan Transitional justice and political goods / Brian Grodsky Transitional justice as electoral politics / Robert Clegg Austin Explaining late lustration programs : lessons from the Polish case / Aleks Szczerbiak The adoption and impact of transitional justice / Moira Lynch and Bridget Marchesi Transitional justice effects in the Czech Republic / Roman David The timing of transitional justice measures / Cynthia M. Horne The challenge of competing pasts / Monica Ciobanu Beyond the national : pathways of diffusion / Helga A. Welsh The mythologizing of communist violence / Jelena Subotic Post-communist truth commissions : between transitional justice and the politics of history / Andrew H. Beattie Public memory, commemoration and transitional justice : reconfiguring the past in public space / Duncan Light and Craig Young Stories we tell : documentary theater, performance and justice in transition / Olivera Simic Vigilante justice and unofficial truth projects / Lavinia Stan Conclusion / Nadya Nedelsky.