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Building Trust and Democracy: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Countries

Cynthia M. Horne


Did transitional justice support the processes of political and social trust building and facilitate democratization in the post-communist transitions in Central and Eastern Europe? More specifically, how did the structure and implementation of transitional justice affect outcomes? This book examines the conditions under which lustration and related transitional justice measures affected political and social trust building and democratization across twelve countries in Central and Eastern Europe and parts of the Former Soviet Union between 1989 and 2012. Contrary to blanket claims about the be ... More

Keywords: transitional justice, democracy, trust building, governance, lustration, post-communist, interpersonal trust, political trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793328
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793328.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia M. Horne, author
Professor of Political Science, Western Washington University