Simon Robins, University of York, has reviewed Gender in Transitional Justice by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ruth Stanley (eds.):
While transitional justice has become a standard lens with which to approach societies emerging from conflict and political violence, it remains rooted in a prescriptive global practice in which gender issues are acknowledged but rarely central. This edited volume seeks to summarise thinking around gender in transitional justice and does an excellent job of confronting both the possibilities of and the current constraints on a gendered approach.
The best part of the book is the introduction, which masterfully surveys both the limitations of current practice and the huge promise for societies addressing a violent past… continue reading