ANSO086 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

Dealing with the Past and Transitional Justice: Comparative Perspectives

The seminar aims at investigating through anthropological perspectives the aftermath of civil wars, genocides and dictatorships. How the 'nation' can be rebuilt? What is the role of civil societies and State authorities in the process at the national and local levels? How the models of State-building and reconciliation 'exported' by international donors help or hinder the transitions? Are they new instruments of a neo-liberal governmentality in the post-colonial world? The approach will be geographically and thematically comparative.