Lustration and Transitional Justice

Roman David analyzes major institutional innovations devised in Central Europe to deal with officials tainted by their complicity with prior regimes. He examines the historical origins, social meanings, and political effects of personnel systems based on dismissal, exposure, and confession in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland.

Lustration and Transitional Justice
Personnel Systems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland

Roman David

2011 | 328 pages | Cloth $69.95
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction

PART I. PERSONNEL SYSTEMS AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE
Chapter 1. Personnel Systems and Their Classification
Chapter 2. The Symbolic Meaning of Personnel Systems

PART II. LUSTRATION SYSTEMS IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Chapter 3. Lustration Systems and Their Operation
Chapter 4. The Origin of Lustration Systems
Chapter 5. The Politics of Lustration Systems

PART III. EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE
Chapter 6. Political Effects: Trust in Government
Chapter 7. Social Effects: Reconciliation and Collective Memory
Conclusion

Appendix A. The Dilemmas of Personnel Systems
Appendix B. The Experimental Vignette
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments