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A Critique Of Rights In Transitional Justice: The African Experience, Makau Wa Mutua Jan 2011

A Critique Of Rights In Transitional Justice: The African Experience, Makau Wa Mutua

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Published in Rethinking Transitions: Equality and Social Justice in Societies Emerging from Conflict, Gaby Oré Aguilar & Felipe Gómez Isa, eds.

This chapter interrogates the concept and application of transitional justice as a medium for the reclamation of post-conflict states in Africa. While it argues that transitional justice is an important – often indispensable – process in reconstructing post-despotic and battered societies, it nevertheless casts a jaundiced eye at traditionalist human rights approaches. It contends that individualist, non-collective, or non-community, approaches to transitional justice have serious limitations. It posits that the Nuremberg model, on which the ICTR and ICTY were …


How Queer Theory Makes Neoliberalism Sexy, Martha T. Mccluskey Jan 2009

How Queer Theory Makes Neoliberalism Sexy, Martha T. Mccluskey

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Published in Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations, Martha Albertson Fineman, Jack E. Jackson & Adam P. Romero, eds.

Some strands of queer theory have echoed conservative law-and-economics (neoliberalism) in criticizing feminism's turn to the state and to moral principle to solve problems of dependency and dominance. But on closer analysis, queer anti-statism and anti-moralism itself relies on and reinforces the identity conventions and regulatory constraints it claims to unsettle. The meaningful question for queer theory, for feminism, and for legal economics, is what kind of state and morality to pursue, not whether individual choice and private …