David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal of Public Law and Policy 4 (1):335-375 (2011)
This article discusses the various dimensions of East Central Europe's closure with the communist past, and then assesses the impact of transitional justice measures in the closure with communism. Special attention is paid to the so called 'lustration', which in the view of the author performs important functions in transitions to democratic regimes, related to the reconstruction of a moral and rational community, and to the closure with the communist past. The article shows that the failures and controversies surrounding 'lustration' were due to its radical potential of reconstruction of a moral–rational democratic community, and also to specific socio–political factors of the post–communist ECE. What specific features of ECE post–communist transitions and of lustration conducted to the recurrence of debates related to the communist past is a question that has not been addressed heretofore, despite a fairly well–developed literature on post–communist administrative justice.
|Keywords||losure, post–communist countries, democratic regimes, democracy, moral communities, rational communities, community reconstruction, socio–political factors, public law, public policy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Edward M. Swiderski (2001). Philosophy in Russia Today and the Legacy of Soviet Philosophy. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2001:105-119.
Carl Tighe (2010). Poland Translated: The Post-Communist Generation of Writers. Studies in East European Thought 62 (2):169 - 195.
James R. Kluegel (2008). Social Justice and Political Change: Public Opinion in Capitalist and Post-Communist States. Aldinetransaction.
Lance E. Brouthers, Dana-Nicoleta Lascu & Steve Werner (2008). Competitive Irrationality in Transitional Economies: Are Communist Managers Less Irrational? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 83 (3):397 - 408.
Ekaterina V. Ognianova (1993). On Forgiving Bulgarian Journalists/Spies. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 8 (3):156 – 167.
Marcin Matczak, Zdenek Kuhn & Matyas Bencze (2011). Constitutions, EU Law and Judicial Strategies in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Journal of Public Policy 30 (01):81-99.
Claus Offe (1993). Disqualification, Retribution, Restitution: Dilemmas of Justice in Post-Communist Transitions. Journal of Political Philosophy 1 (1):17-44.
Robert Rohrschneider & Stephen Whitefield, Representation in New Democracies: Party Stances on European Integration in Post-Communist Eastern Europe.
Mihaela Mihai (2010). Public Negative Emotions and the Judicial Review of Transitional Justice Bills: Lessons From Three Contexts. Papeles Del Centro de Estudios Sobre la Identidad Colectiva 60:1-29.
Tadeusz Buksiński (ed.) (2009). Democracy in Western and Post-Communist Countries. Twenty Years After the Fall of Communism. Peter Lang.
Alice Erh-Soon Tay (1971). Law and Morality: Communist Theory and Communist Practice. Philosophy East and West 21 (4):395-409.
Frederic L. Bender (1971). Commentary On Law And Morality: Communist Theory And Communist Practice. Philosophy East and West 21 (October):411-417.
Dorota Mokrosinska (2012). Rethinking Political Obligation: Moral Principles, Communal Ties, Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan.
Adam James Tebble (2001). The Tables Turned: Wilt Chamberlain Versus Robert Nozick on Rectification. Economics and Philosophy 17 (1):89-108.
Added to index2012-03-02
Total downloads119 ( #34,066 of 1,934,372 )
Recent downloads (6 months)52 ( #10,849 of 1,934,372 )
How can I increase my downloads?