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Administering justice – Vetting and Lustration in European post-Communist Transitions (2009)

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Efforts to “come to terms” with the past after a democratic regime change are commonly started, at the conceptual level, with the dichotomy between the old and the new regime. The old regime in turn is framed as a conflict between “victims” who have suffered material and immaterial damages and (formerly) ruling “perpetrators” who, as executive agents and active supporters of the old regime, have seriously violated victims’ rights. This conflict must and can be reconciled under the new regime.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Humboldt-Universität Berlin und Hertie School of GovernanceBerlinDeutschland

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