Transitional justice scholarship is increasingly sensitive to the need to attune bespoke ‘solutions’ to specific cultural and political contexts. However, despite the much vaunted aim of ‘dealing with the past’, the historical particularities of a given context are in practice often overlooked once the serious business of ‘doing transitional justice’ gets under way. Taking as a case-study recent efforts to design an oral history archive as part of the latest blueprint for ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland, this article argues in favour of integrating a granular grasp of historicity with the specific requirements of praxis.
|Title of host publication||Transitional Justice Beyond Blueprints|
|Editors||Claire Garbett, Sari Wastell|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jun 2018|
- oral history
- transitional justice
- Northern Ireland
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