Transitional Justice and Political Economies of Survival in Post-conflict Northern Uganda

Macdonald, Anna (2017) Transitional Justice and Political Economies of Survival in Post-conflict Northern Uganda. Development and Change, 48 (2). pp. 286-311. ISSN 0012-155X

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Abstract

This article explores the interplay between transitional justice and ‘everyday’ political economies of survival in post‐conflict Acholiland, northern Uganda. It advances two main arguments. First, that transitional justice — as part and parcel of conventional liberal peacebuilding packages — promotes a repertoire of normatively driven policies that have little bearing on lived realities of social accountability in post‐conflict settings. Second, that in transcending the epistemological and ontological boundaries of transitional justice and using concepts developed in the critical peacebuilding literature — the ‘everyday’ and ‘hybridity’ — a nuanced understanding of this dissonance emerges. Based on extensive fieldwork in Acholiland in the period 2012–14, using a range of qualitative research methods, the author examines the means through which people negotiate social and moral order in the context of post‐conflict life and analyses the tensions between these forms of ‘everyday’ activity and current transitional justice policy and programming in the region.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 02:17
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/70448
DOI: 10.1111/dech.12298

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