Justice as Prevention: Vetting Public Employees in Transitional Societies
|Title||Justice as Prevention: Vetting Public Employees in Transitional Societies|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Book Release by ICTJ|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Mayer-Rieckh, A, de Greiff, P|
|Number of Pages||566 pp.|
|Publisher||Social Science Research Council in cooperation with International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)|
Vetting - the process by which abusive or corrupt employees are excluded from public office - is often practiced in post-conflict societies, yet remains one of the least studied aspects of transitional justice. In Justice as Prevention: Vetting Public Employees in Transitional Societies, a co-publication of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), editors Alexander Mayer-Rieckh and Pablo de Greiff have assembled a collection of essays systematically exploring vetting practices in a variety of countries and contexts. It is the second volume of the International Center for Transitional Justice's new Advancing Transitional Justice Series.Contents:PART I: CASE STUDIES- Strengthening Democracy: Impugnacíon Procedures in Argentina- The Struggle for Lasting Reform: Vetting Processes in El Salvador- Swift Gradualism and Variable Outcomes: Vetting in Post-Authoritarian Greece- Informational Transformation and the Choice Against Vetting in South Africa's Transition- Vetting to Prevent Future Abuses: Reforming the Police, Courts, and Prosecutor's Offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina- The Politics of the Lustration Law in Poland, 1989-2006- Lustration as Political Competition: Vetting in Hungary- Oppressors and Their Victims: The Czech Lustration Law and the Rule of Law- The Shield, the Sword, and the Party: Vetting the East German Public SectorPART II: THEMATIC STUDIES- Gathering and Managing Information in Vetting Processes -Due Process and Vetting- On Preventing Abuse: Vetting and Other Transitional Reforms- Vetting and Transitional Justice The book can be ordered from the publisher via the link given below.