The Transformation of Property Regimes and Transitional Justice in Central Eastern Europe

In Search of a Theory

  • Liviu Damşa

Part of the Studies in the History of Law and Justice book series (SHLJ, volume 8)

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Introduction

This volume examines the property transformations in post-communist Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and focuses on the role of restitution and privatisation in such transformations. It argues that the theorisation of ‘restitution’ in post-communist CEE is incomplete in the transitional justice scholarship and in the literature on correction of historical wrongs.

The book also argues that, for a more complete theorisation of (post-communist) restitution, the transformations of property in post-communist societies ought to be studied in a more holistic way. The main legal vehicles used for such transformations, privatisation and restitution, should not be studied separately and in abstract, but in their reciprocal relationship, and in connection to the dimension of justice which each could achieve. Finally, the book integrates ‘privatisation’ in a theory of post-communist transformation of property.

Keywords

Democratic consolidation Great Purges And Terror Historical Injustice Histories of the CEE countries Justice in Post-Communist Central Eastern Europe Post communist privatisation Post communist property transformation Post communist transformation of property Post-communist restitution in the Central Eastern European Property Transformations Restitution As Correction Restitution In Action Restitution as a Mechanism of Compensatory Justice Restitution as an esentially contested practice The Selective Repression Of “Real Socialism” Transitional Justice

Authors and affiliations

  • Liviu Damşa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business, Law and Social ScieBirmingham City University Faculty of Business, Law and Social ScieBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48530-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48528-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48530-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-9842
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-9850
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