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The Politics of Victimhood in Post-conflict Societies

Comparative and Analytical Perspectives

Editors: Druliolle, Vincent, Brett, Roddy (Eds.)

  • Explores victimhood and the the politics of victimhood beyond a legal perspective
  • Provides a comparative study that covers a broad range of post-conflict societies
  • Challenges the view that victims are passive or apolitical 
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About this book

This volume sheds new light upon the role of victims in the aftermath of violence. Victims are central actors in transitional justice, the politics of memory and conflict resolution, yet the analysis of their mobilisation and political influence in these processes has been neglected. After introducing and explaining the reasons for this limited interest, the book’s chapters focus on a range of settings and draw on different disciplines to offer insights into the interrelated themes of victimhood – victims, their individual and collective identities, and their role in and impact upon post-conflict societies – and the politics of victimhood – meaning how victimhood is defined, negotiated and contested, both socially and politically. Because it outlines a stimulating research agenda and challenges the view that victims are passive or apolitical, this interdisciplinary volume is a significant contribution to the literature and will be of interest to scholars from disciplines such as law, anthropology, political science, human rights, international studies, and to practitioners.

About the authors

Vincent Druliolle is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. His work about the politics of memory and transitional justice in Argentina and Spain has been published in journals such as the Journal of Human Rights and the International Journal of Transitional Justice.

Roddy Brett is Senior Lecturer with the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK, where he directs the M.Litt in Peace and Conflict Studies. His research addresses political violence, peacebuilding and human rights. His latest book is entitled The Origins and Dynamics of Genocide: Political Violence in Guatemala (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Understanding the Construction of Victimhood and the Evolving Role of Victims in Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

    Druliolle, Vincent (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Victims and Victimhood in Reparation Programs: Lessons from Latin America

    García-Godos, Jemima

    Pages 25-51

  • Franco’s Victims in Spain: The Long Road Towards Justice and Recognition

    Alija-Fernández, Rosa Ana (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • The Struggle for Recognition of the Stolen Children and the Politics of Victimhood in Spain

    Druliolle, Vincent

    Pages 77-99

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  • What Defines the Victims of Human Rights Violations? The Case of the Comité Pro Paz and Vicaría de la Solidaridad in Chile (1973–1992)

    Bernasconi, Oriana (et al.)

    Pages 101-131

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70202-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 149,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70201-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Victimhood in Post-conflict Societies
Book Subtitle
Comparative and Analytical Perspectives
Editors
  • Vincent Druliolle
  • Roddy Brett
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70202-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70202-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70201-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics