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The role of 'uncivil' society in transitional justice: evidence from Bougainville and Timor-Leste

Wallis, Joanne


Transitional justice (TJ) scholarship and practice often pins much hope on civil society. It generally assumes that civil society organisations demonstrate 'civility', have broad-based memberships, support liberal democratic values and promote TJ approaches based on liberal-legal justice strategies. Yet there is nothing inherently virtuous about civil society and in conflict affected societies it often lacks these desired properties; it can be underdeveloped, unruly and disruptive. So, what...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-03-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Change, Peace & Security
DOI: 10.1080/14781158.2019.1585795


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