Public Contestation and Politics of Transitional Justice: Poland and Albania Compared

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dc.contributor.author ELBASANI, Arolda
dc.contributor.author LIPINSKI, Artur
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-25T11:27:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-25T11:27:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6755
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/15805
dc.description.abstract This article explores the role of politics and public debates in the pursuit of transitional justice after communism. Our analysis of Albania and Poland enables a variation of both explanatory factors and results. The two cases feature different arrays of political actors who have picked up the issue and made it a part of the political contest, but they have also opted for different models and recorded different degrees of success in dealing with the past. The paired comparison follows a similar structure, proceeding from the actors involved and the unfolding debates, to the analysis of the models adopted, and the process of implementation in each of our cases. The paper finds that political interests have permeated the entire process of ensuring transitional justice but, concentrated public contestation proved important to restrain political strategies and usage of transitional justice at the service of narrow political agendas. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI SPS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2011/02 en
dc.subject Transitional justice en
dc.subject post-communism en
dc.subject public debates en
dc.subject Poland en
dc.subject Albania en
dc.title Public Contestation and Politics of Transitional Justice: Poland and Albania Compared en
dc.type Working Paper en
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