Publisher description for The politics of memory : transitional justice in democratizing societies / edited by Alexandra Barahona De Brito, Carmen Gonzalez-Enrquez and Paloma Aguilar.


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One of the most important political and ethical issues faced during a political transition from authoritarian or totalitarian to democratic rule is how to deal with legacies of repression. This book explores the important aspect of transitional politics, assessing how Portugal, Spain, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Germany after reunification, Russia, the Southern Cone of Latin America and Central America, as well as South Africa, have confronted legacies of repression.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Truth commissions.
Human rights.
Reconciliation.
Amnesty.
Democratization.
Political persecution.