Third “ISA-Forum of Sociology” in Vienna, July 10 ‑14, 2016

Session 11 of Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51):
»Steering of Transitional Justice: The Question of
Civil Societal’s Democracy«

Tran­si­tion­al Jus­tice is a very high com­plex approach to achiev­ing jus­tice in times of tran­si­tion from con­flict and/or state repres­sion. It needs a strong goal-ori­ent­ed but also empa­thet­ic and flex­i­bel steer­ing process, which has to achieve account­abil­i­ty and redress­ing vic­tims, tran­si­tion­al jus­tice pro­vides recog­ni­tion of the rights of vic­tims, pro­motes civic trust and strength­ens the demo­c­ra­t­ic rule of law. But the ade­quate con­sid­er­a­tion of the com­plex­i­ty of all exist­ing dri­ving-fac­tors is very dif­fi­cult and requieres usu­al­ly a sec­ond order obser­va­tion process by includ­ing a vari­ety of social move­ments of civ­il soci­ety. But this requiere­ment seems to be after all avail­able expe­ri­ences the weak point of tran­si­tion­al jus­tice. The ses­sion will dis­cuss papers which describes prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ences and sci­en­tif­ic analy­sis of steer­ing process­es of tran­si­tion jus­tice and wants to analyse this weak-point and ask­ing for solu­tions from a socio­cy­ber­net­ic point of view.


Michael PAETAU, Cen­ter for Socio­cy­ber­net­ics Stud­ies, Ger­many — michael.paetau[ät]sociocybernetics.eu and

Pedro J. ESCRICHE, Uni­ver­si­dad de Zaragoza, Spain, pescrich[ät]unizar.es

For more infor­ma­tion: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/webprogrampreliminary/Symposium305.html

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