Nicaragua: Case selection and historical context
As chapter 3 highlights, research evidence in the field of transitional justice has so far predominantly been generated by studying countries in which trials, truth commissions, lustration, and reparations have been implemented. This dissertation takes the opposite approach, investigating the case of Nicaragua, where apart from amnesties no TJ measures were employed after the end of the Sandinista regime (1979-1990) and the civil war (1982-1990). Due to this lack of TJ, Nicaragua constitutes an “extreme case” (Gerring 2007: 101f), i.e. a case with an unusual value on the dependent variable (see also van Evera 1997: 79).
KeywordsAtlantic Coast Transitional Justice Central Intelligence Agency National Guard Truth Commission
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