INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 004 - Pursuing Accountability: Issues and Conflicts of Justice in Reconstruction
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

States violate human rights and commit mass atrocities during wars, interventions, and revolutions. These transgressions create two difficult dynamics for a transitioning society. First, these violations leave populations struggling to coexist with both their former assailants and the state that made such violence possible. Second, the memory of these atrocities often compel some actors to demand that the responsible individuals be held accountable for their actions. Reconciling the two is a difficult process that can contribute to, or undermine, efforts to rebuild. Hence, this course analyzes the problems facing societies with past human rights violations, the numerous options they have at their disposal to engage these abuses, and the political, legal, economic, and moral ramifications of each choice.

The course will address three core aspects to pursuing accountability. The first part examines the mechanisms available for pursuing accountability in transitioning societies. Each mechanism - whether domestic trials, international tribunals, hybrid courts, amnesties, truth commissions, or indigenous means - has various effects on the possibility justice and accountability. Significant debate remains among scholars and policymakers on the effectiveness of each for the pursuit of justice and accountability.

The second core aspect of the course explores the tensions between the competing and conflicting demands at local, state, and international levels. Various actors can have opposing ideas on what constitutes the 'appropriate' pursuit of accountability. Whether victims groups, former authoritarian supporters, local/foreign non-governmental organizations, or international institutions, each has their own agenda that can generate controversy, delays, and disappointment for those interested in justice.

The final aspect explores whether and how pursuing accountability can contribute to broader efforts for reconstruction and peacebuilding in transitioning societies.

Intended Audience:

International Studies Majors and Minors in their Junior or Senior year.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
18186
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
19999
Open
5
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
24357
Open
15
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
26024
Open
6
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
30580
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
 In Person
29779
Open
2
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Note: This class will meet together with STS 499.
007 (SEM)
 In Person
35905
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35968
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
37151
Open
13
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
24427
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35804
Open
16
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (SEM)
 In Person
37455
Open
16
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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