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Post-conflict traditional justice: a critical overview

Allen, Tim and Macdonald, Anna (2013) Post-conflict traditional justice: a critical overview. JSRP Paper 3. Justice and Security Research Programme, International Development Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The authors examine the debates surrounding recent attempts to introduce local accountability mechanisms into structures of transitional justice in politically fragile and post-conflict situations. Issues discussed include the relevance of state capture, whether traditional justice is restorative, the discriminatory aspects of traditional justice and whether it is fully understood by outsiders. Tim Allen is Professor of Development Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Anna Macdonald is a doctoral candidate in the Department of War Studies at King's College London.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Justice and Security Research Consortium (JSRP)
Identification Number: JSRP Paper 3
Projects: Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP)
Funders: UK aid, UK Government
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 11:05

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