Encyclopedia of Global Justice

2011 Edition
| Editors: Deen K. Chatterjee

Rosenbaum, Thane

  • Roslyn Myers
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_742

Thane Rosenbaum (b. 1960) is a polarizing figure in the public discourse about issues related to human rights, justice, and international reparations. He is the founder and director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society, an author, a law professor, and a public intellectual whose commentary on diverse cultural and political topics has given voice to moral considerations in law and civil society, and their place within the broader culture. Rosenbaum has been both lauded and criticized as a firebrand for examining the failure of morality in social institutions, primarily the law, and in the international community, particularly with regard to genocide and terrorism. His multifaceted career has been punctuated by the unsentimental unmasking of the moral compromises made by civic institutions, individual actors, and national leaders in pursuing just and peaceful resolutions to social grievances.

Rosenbaum is perhaps best known for his critique of the U.S. legal system, The Myth of Moral...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roslyn Myers
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  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice and Fordham Law SchoolNew YorkUSA