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The Resource Democracy, Nazi trials and transitional justice in Germany, 1945-1950, Devin O. Pendas, Boston College

Democracy, Nazi trials and transitional justice in Germany, 1945-1950, Devin O. Pendas, Boston College

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Democracy, Nazi trials and transitional justice in Germany, 1945-1950
Title
Democracy, Nazi trials and transitional justice in Germany, 1945-1950
Statement of responsibility
Devin O. Pendas, Boston College
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a history of transitional justice in occupied Germany. The book offers a new way of looking at the role of law in political transitions. Scholars and activists have long argued that prosecuting past atrocities promotes democracy in the wake of dictatorship. This view is, at best, overly simplistic. The two Germanys started in more or less the same place, politically speaking. Both practiced transitional justice extensively. Yet the results were diametrically opposed: democracy in the West, dictatorship in the East. Transitional justice does not necessarily produce only one kind of political outcome. It can be democratizing but it can also help build authoritarianism. The book shows how Nazi trials were "better" in the East than in the West, in that there were more of them, with more stringent sentences, and a more adequate theory of justice. Yet the eastern trials helped the new Stalinist dictatorship's claim to legitimacy. In the West, judges and lawyers defended Nazis in the name of liberal rights and the rule of law. This got Nazis off the hook, but it also promoted democracy. The politics of transitional justice can be paradoxical, creating unintended consequences and surprising outcomes"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pendas, Devin O.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • War crime trials
  • Transitional justice
  • Transitional justice
  • Transitional justice
  • War crime trials
  • War crime trials
  • Transitional justice
  • War crime trials
  • Germany
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (West)
  • War crime trials
  • Transitional justice
  • Transitional justice
  • Transitional justice
  • War crime trials
  • War crime trials
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Democracy, Nazi trials and transitional justice in Germany, 1945-1950, Devin O. Pendas, Boston College
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the promise and perils of transitional justice allied justice and its discontents -- Allied policy towards German courts -- Debating crimes against humanity in the West -- Debating democracy in the East -- The trials that did not happen
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781108820585
Lccn
2020013018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1150818063
Label
Democracy, Nazi trials and transitional justice in Germany, 1945-1950, Devin O. Pendas, Boston College
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the promise and perils of transitional justice allied justice and its discontents -- Allied policy towards German courts -- Debating crimes against humanity in the West -- Debating democracy in the East -- The trials that did not happen
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781108820585
Lccn
2020013018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1150818063

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