Dr. Leigh Payne Visit and Research Luncheon

Graduate Student Meeting – Friday, December 3

9:30-10:30am, OldH 516

Research Luncheon – Friday, December 3

“Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy”

11:30am, 538 OldH

Dr. Leigh Payne (UMN, Visiting) will discuss her recently co-authored book at the research luncheon. Transitional Justice in Balance: Comparing Processes, Weighing Efficacy is the first project of its kind to compare multiple mechanisms and combinations of mechanisms across regions, countries, and time. The authors use the Transitional Justice database to explore the adoption of transitional justice and its effectiveness in achieving its primary goals. The authors conclude that transitional justice has a positive and significant impact on human rights and democracy in the societies that adopt it, but that it is the combination and sequence of mechanisms that achieves this effect, not any one mechanism alone.

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