Title

Book review : Closing the books : transitional justice in historical perspective

Document Type

Book review

Source Publication

Perspectives on Politics

Publication Date

3-2006

Volume

4

Issue

1

First Page

207

Last Page

209

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Abstract

Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective. By Jon Elster. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 310 p. $26.95.

This book makes an important contribution to the evolving field of transitional justice on both a theoretical and a practical level. In terms of theory, it ably complements other volumes in this area, such as those written or edited by Neil Kritz, James McAdams, Ruti Teitel and James Gibson, and others. On a practical level, it provides a conceptual framework, analyses, and conclusions from which countries undergoing transition from authoritarian rule, civil war, or violent conflict can draw in order to make informed choices.

DOI

10.1017/S1537592706660143

Print ISSN

15375927

E-ISSN

15410986

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

David, R. (2006). Book review: Closing the books: Transitional justice in historical perspective. Perspectives on Politics, 4(1), 207-209. doi:10.1017/S1537592706660143