1. What are the strengths and weaknesses of national and international trials in achieving transitional justice goals of justice and reconciliation after large-scale
violence? Answer with reference to the activities of a particular court and/or cases.
2. How are forgetting and remembering used as different ways to manage the legacy
of past violence? Answer by providing examples of the way individual and collective memory are used to produce truth and official memory.
3. Why have victim-centred
strategies promoting social healing become so prominent in post-conflict societies? Assess how beneficial these strategies have been for individual victims and
communities in achieving justice and reconciliation.
4. Why have Western states become so concerned about the security threat from international terrorism? Discuss by
looking at the relationship between state legitimacy, order and the mediated spectacle of abject violence.
5. Spatial strategies to manage violence – e.g. peace walls,
gated communities, urban tourniquets – usually invoke security to justify the need for protection from the dangerous/impure other – ethnic, terrorist or criminal. What
has been the impact of such spatial strategies for populations on either side of the divide? Discuss with reference at least 2 examples