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Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Mihaela Mihai


Vehement resentment and indignation are pervasive in societies emerging from dictatorship or civil conflict. How can institutions channel these emotions without undermining the prospects for democracy? Emphasizing the need to recognize and constructively engage negative public emotions, Mihaela Mihai contributes theoretically and practically to the growing field of transitional justice. Drawing on an extensive philosophical literature and case studies of democratic transitions in South Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe, her book rescues negative emotions from their bad reputation and h ... More

Keywords: transitional justice, democratic transitions, negative emotions, judicial review, criminal trials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231176507
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231176507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mihaela Mihai, author