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Fall 2017
Sep 26, 2022
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REES 465 - Police St, Lustr & Trans Jstc
The focus of this course is on the coercive mechanisms of selected totalitarian and authoritarian regimes. It addresses the question of to what extent and how democratic governments in several countries of Central Europe, Spain, Greece, South Africa, Argentina and Chile deal with the crimes and abuses of their authoritarian predecessors, and to what degree the above countries regard a reckoning with the past as an essential component of the sustainability of democracy. The course will be divided into three parts. The first will take a historical approach and look at forms of the police state in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and certain countries of East Central Europe after World War II, the second will consider the theory and practice of transitional justice, and the third will examine the approaches to transitional justice taken in selected states, providing case studies that include, for a wider comparative dimension, the experience of South Africa under apartheid, Chile and Argentina.

This is a reading-oriented seminar; the emphasis will be on close reading and discussion of the assigned material. Each seminar will begin with a presentation by Dr Deletant, followed by a brief student presentation. The remaining class time will be spent discussing the assigned readings and their relationship to the themes of the course. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Russian East European Stds Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/RCST Russia/Eastern Europe, Mean Grade is Calculated

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