Book Reviews

We encourage publishers and authors to send us review copies of books that aren’t yet on our radar. If you are a Network Member and have read any recently published books regarding issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory and you would like to contribute a review for publication on our website, please contact us. Reviews can be in any major language.

Books currently available for review:

Review Editors

Coordinating review editor: 

Ariella Lang
Editor, Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network
Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Columbia University

Review editor for all English-language titles:
Stephen Winter
Department of Political Studies
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Review editor for all French-language titles:
Elizabeth Rechniewski
Department of French Studies
The University of Sydney

Review editor for all German-language titles:
Nina Schneider
Universität Konstanz

Review editor for all Italian-language titles:
Daniele Salerno
Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione
Università di Bologna

Review editors for all Spanish-language titles:
Juan José Cruz
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de La Laguna


Rosario Figari Layús
Bielefeld University

Book Reviews

Jaime Ashworth
Sara Jones and Roger Woods (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture.
6 May 2024
An important contribution to the burgeoning field of Testimony Studies.

Dani Kranz, El Colegio de Mexico.
Krondorfer, Björn. (2020) Unsettling empathy: Working with groups in conflict.
22 February 2024
Krondorfer’s insights can offer possible solutions to intractable conflicts.

Kanchan Panday, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Alison Atkinson-Phillips. Survivor Memorials: Remembering Trauma and Loss in Contemporary Australia.
15 January 2024
A refreshing insight into trauma theory, memory studies, and memory activism, supported by empirical data.

Nina Gjoci, Howard University
Maya Nadkarni. Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary.
5 December 2023.

A great contribution to the understanding of the public memory of communism that exemplifies the challenges such an exercise presents.

Björn Korndorfer, Northern Arizona University
Eliza Garnsey. The Justice of Visual Art: Creative State-Building in Times of Political Transition
2 September 2023
Gransey’s book is a plea for considering the visual arts as an intrinsic part of transitional justice.

Jess Gallagher, Columbia University
Briony Jones and Ulrike Lühe (eds.) Knowledge for Peace: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Knowledge in Theory and Practice
22 June 2023
Knowledge for Peace invites the reader to pause, reflect, and be conscious of their own transitional justice practices and theories.

Alexis Herr, University of San Francisco
Timothy Williams. The Complexity of Evil: Perpetration and Genocide.
1 May 2023
Williams’s study highlights behavioral and contextual patterns during genocide to better understand how and why so-called ordinary people participate in genocide.

Stephen Winter, University of Auckland
Katherine O’Donnell, Maeve O’Rourke and James Smith (eds.) Redress: Ireland’s Institutions and Transitional Justice
6 April 2023
A comprehensive volume addressing the injuries inflicted by Irish out-of-home care and associated remedies.

Katharina Hoffmann, Indepedent Scholar
Regina Menachery Paulose, ed. People’s Tribunals, Human Rights and the Law
6 March 2023
For anyone interested in international criminal law, human rights violations, environmental and transitional justice, including non-Eurocentric concepts of human rights and justice.

Julieta Lampasona, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Elisenda Calvet Martínez, Desapariciones forzadas y Justicia Transicional
16 January 2023
An important contribution to scholarship about forced disappearances and transitional justice processes.

Cillian McGrattan, Ulster University
Paul Gready and Simon Robins, eds. From Transitional to Transformative Justice
5 December 2022
A must-read.

Marjory Gomez O’Toole
Marc Howard Ross, Slavery in the North: Forgetting History and Recovering Memory
8 November 2022
A smart choice for anyone interested in the history of slavery in the American North or the study of collective memory.

Alison Atkinson-Phillips, Newcastle University
Christje Brants and Susanne Karstedt, eds. Transitional Justice and the Public Sphere: Engagement, Legitimacy and Contestations
8 November 2022
Brings together an impressive range of scholars to explore the role(s) of the public sphere in transitional justice

L David Lal, Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati

Claudia Leeb, The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence.
9 September 2022
A significant addition to scholarship on understanding atrocities in general and the guilt that follows, or should follow, post-atrocity.

Igor Stipić, University of Regensburg

Michael J. Lazzara, Civil Obedience: Complicity and Complacency in Chile Since Pinochet.
4 June 2022
A radical approach towards human rights in times of postdictatorship trauma must understand present injustice as continuous with past violence.

Mihai S. Rusu, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Monica Ciobanu, Repression, Resistance and Collaboration in Stalinist Romania 1944–1964: Post-communist Remembering.
1 May 2022
Romania’s time of reckoning has passed and a time for dispassionate engagement and critical reflection has come.

Liam Kennedy, Who was Responsible for the Troubles?: The Northern Ireland Conflict’.
19 March 2022
Kennedy argues that things were not all that bad in Northern Ireland, the IRA was the most responsible party, and the nationalist community should be blamed for not doing enough to chastise them.

Ulrike Capdepón and Rosario Figari Layús, eds (2020). The Impact of Human Rights Prosecutions: Insights from European, Latin American, and African Post-Conflict Societies.
20 February 2022
The cascade of prosecutions over the last few decades has not meant justice.

Pauline Stoltz (2020). Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts.
6 December 2021
This text successfully blends a range of theoretical approaches to investigate narratives of denial and resistance about past conflicts in Indonesia.

Arnaud Kurze and Christopher K. Lamont, eds (2019). New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice. Gender, Art, and Memory.
4 September 2021
Each chapter offers empirically-supported conceptual interventions into critical discourse and practice.

Manuel Sánchez-Moreno, Desalmadas y maleantes: Memoria de género en Argentina y España (1936-2018).
8 May 2021
The exclusion of gender violence and affective-sexual diversity from memory in transitions to democracy: the case of Argentina and Spain.

David Gaunt, Naures Atto, and Soner O. Barthoma, eds. (2019). Let them not Return. Sayfo – The Genocide against the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire.
6 April 2021
A significant contribution to the history of Ottoman genocide of Christian populations in the shadow of World War I.

Paolo Caroli (2020). Il Potere di Non Punire: Uno Studio Sull’Amnistia Togliatti (The Power Not to Punish: An Examination of the Togliatti Amnesty).
28 February 2021
Combining historical and legal research, Caroli offers an illuminating examination of the ways in which Italy’s past continue to impact its present.

Elazar Barkan, Constantin Goschler and James E. Waller, eds. (2020). Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities.
5 December 2020
Can open dialogue regarding historical injustice help heal rifts and prevent future conflict?

Mark A. Wolfgram (2019). Antigone’s Ghosts: The Long Legacy of War and Genocide in Five Countries.
17 October 2020
Wolfgram dissects cultural products, popular discourse and political rhetoric to explain why legacies of civil violence are hard to overcome.

Carolyn J. Dean (2019). The Moral Witness: Trials and Testimony after Genocide.
6 October 2020
This book is a timely meditation on and analysis of the cultural transformation of the witness figure.

Alexander Laban Hinton (2018). The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia.
13 September 2020
Hinton offers an argumentative, informed and persuasive account of the unfulfilled promises of peace, justice and reconciliation.

Crystal Parikh (2017). Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color.
15 June 2020
The challenge for writer/scholar activists is to place our work in service to the visibility of impossible subjects and unimagined communities in their struggles for autonomy, personhood and civic belonging.

Jess Melvin (2018), The Army and the Indonesian Genocide: Mechanics of Mass Murder.
9 April 2020
Based on archives and many witness interviews, this study is a breakthrough for establishing the case for the Indonesian military’s orchestration and implementation of the 1965/66 mass killings.

Vincent Drulilolle and Roddy Brett (eds.) (2018), The Politics of Victimhood in Post-conflict Societies: Comparative and Analytical Perspectives.
17 March 2020
This volume addresses the ‘victims turn’ in histories of violence to explore how victimhood is defined, negotiated and contested, both socially and politically.

Norman Saadi Nikro and Sonja Hegasy, (eds.) (2017), The Social Life of Memory. Violence, Trauma, and Testimony in Lebanon and Morocco.
5 February 2020
This volume bridges the theoretical concepts and practice, where individual experiences from real people give a face and voice to the abstract notions of memory and history, time and place.

Rachel Hatcher (2018), The Power of Memory and Violence in Central America.
19 January 2020
Hatcher’s book explores the emergence of traumatic and post-conflict memories in El Salvador and Guatemala–contexts dominated by institutional silence.

Timothy Williams and Susanne Buckley-Zistel, eds. (2018), Perpetrators and Perpetration of Mass Violence: Action, Motivations and Dynamics.
16 October 2019
This volume opens as many doors as the questions it raises.

Jenny Wüstenberg (2017), Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany
17 September 2019
A comprehensive analysis of post-war German Memory and History Movements.

S. Elizabeth Bird and Fraser M. Ottanelli, eds. (2015), The Performance of Memory as Transitional Justice
4 June 2019
A useful first reference for exploring the complexities and challenges involved in transitional justice and historical memory.

Nina Schneider and Marcia Esparza (2015), Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin America: A Janus-faced paradigm
18 May 2019
The hypothesis of the book is that TJ paradigm is Janus-faced: operational in discourses of justice and empowerment and equally capable of stifling emancipatory discourse.

Colleen Murphy (2017), The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice
31 March 2019
In a combination of rigorous theory and brilliant analytical writing, Murphy argues that the just pursuit of societal transformation is the essential heartbeat of transitional justice.

Yukiko Koga (2016), Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption after Empire
2 March 2019
Koga looks at how colonial remnants, the inheritance of loss from the title, are turned into capital.

Iosif Kovras (2017), Grassroots Activism and the Evolution of Transitional Justice: The Families of the Disappeared.
15 February 2019
Kovras brings his comparative expertise, as well as his mixed methods approach to the field of TJ through this interesting, timely and insightful book.

Magdalena Zolkos, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University
Henry Rousso (2016), The Latest Catastrophe. History, the Present, the Contemporary
Trans. Jane Marie Todd.
Rousso’s innovative text explores historiographic questions that emerge when historians study ‘traumatic’ events that they have lived through.

Juliana Bustamante, Independent Scholar
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Cath Collins (2016), Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability.
7 June 2018
Studies the tension between impunity and accountability, and the trajectory from one towards the other, in nine cases.

Cillian McGrattan, Ulster University
Diana Tietjens Meyers (2016), Victims’ Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights.
3 May 2018
The intersection of victimhood and human rights is notoriously tricky territory to navigate.

Marc Howard Ross, Bryn Mawr College
Matthieu Dussauge (Ed). (2016), La Route de l’esclave. Des itinéraires pour réconcilier histoire et mémoire [The Slave Route. Itineraries to Reconcile History and Memory].
4 April 2018

Khalil Dokhanchi, University of Wisconsin at Superior, USA
Janine Natalya Clark (2014), International Trials and Reconciliation: Assessing the Impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
22 March 2018
Clark argues that in the absence of a well-designed framework, well-intentioned institutions of justice will fail to provide reconciliation.

Baligh Ben Taleb, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Michel Jouard (2017), De La Domination Coloniale Au Rejet Des Migrants: De l’Indigène à l’Immigré, Essais Politiques [From Colonial Domination to the Rejection of Migrants. From the Native to the Immigrant. Political Essays]
22 March 2018

Itai Sneh, John Jay College/CUNY
Berel Lang (2017), Genocide: The Act as Idea.
8 March 2018
This compact humanitarian practical analysis provides guidelines for morally-perplexed, legally-challenged, historically-minded, political-reform advocates and scholars confronting the crime of genocide.

Gretchen E. Schafft, American University
Alexander Karn (2017), Amending The Past: Europe’s Holocaust Commissions and the Right to History.
25 January 2018
This comparative study of historical commissions addresses tensions between validating universal human rights and the need to protect perpetrator communities from homogeneous ascriptions of collective guilt and shame.

Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University
Elizabeth Stanley (2016), The Road to Hell: State Violence against Children in Postwar New Zealand.
15 December 2017
Elizabeth Stanley argues that children in state care in New Zealand were the victims of systemic abuse and neglect.

Struan Gray, University of Brighton
Peter Read and Marivic Wyndham (2016), Narrow But Endlessly Deep: The struggle for memorialisation in Chile since the transition to democracy.
9 November 2017
Read and Wyndham explore the relationship between place, public memory and societal trauma in post-dictatorship Chile.

Timothy Williams, Centre for Conflict Studies, Marburg University
James Waller (2016), Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Protect
20 October 2017
This book explains how genocide can be avoided, how to stop it if it starts, and how to prevent its reoccurrence.

George Soroka, Harvard University
Aviezer Tucker (2015), The Legacies of Totalitarianism: A Theoretical Framework.
14 September 2017
Blending a sophisticated theoretical framework with a profound understanding of the region, this volume explains why this part of post-communist Europe continues to suffer from a post-totalitarian malaise.

Christiane Grieb, University College London
Roberto Vivo (2014), War: A Crime Against Humanity.
15 August 2017
Vivo’s multi-faceted analysis of the conditions and justifications of war should evoke significant controversy among scholars and, hopefully, lead to new approaches to teaching the history of war.

Bjorn Krondorfer, Northern Arizona University
Nina Fischer (2015), Memory Work: The Second Generation.
10 July 2017
The great value of this book is that it demonstrates how the children of Holocaust survivors interact with their parents’ experiences and stories over time.

Ariella Lang, Columbia University
Susanne C. Knittel (2015), The Historical Uncanny: Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory.
8 July 2017
Knittel’s discussion of Germany and Italy weave together analyses of text and place to create a comprehensive commentary on the evolution of memory.

Chloe Gott, University of Kent
Cillian McGrattan (2016), The Politics of Trauma and Peace-Building: Lessons from Northern Ireland.
31 May 2017
McGrattan highlights the need to examine peace-building strategies critically, as well as the structures and social processes influencing them.

Debra Buchholtz, Independent Scholar
David W. Grua (2016), Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Identity.
1 May 2017
David Grau explores five decades of memory, contestations, and reimaginations of Wounded Knee after 1890.

Renée Ater, University of Maryland
Ana Lucia Araujo (2014), Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery.
6 April 2017
This ambitious book offers a broad examination of, and approach to, the slave past.

Sanne Weber, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK
Alexander Laban Hinton (2016), Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer.
10 March 2017
Man or Monster looks critically at the way justice shapes and “redacts” our understanding of the past.

Mediel Hove, International Centre of Nonviolence-South Africa, Durban University of Technology & University of Zimbabwe
Gary Baines (2014), South Africa’s ‘Border War’: Contested narratives and conflicting memories.
23 January 2017
Baines discusses the Border War’s enduring legacy and its impact on South African culture and society.

Monica Ciobanu, Plattsburgh State University of New York
Klaus Neumann and Janna Thompson (eds.)(2015), Historical Justice and Memory.
12 January 2017
This book aims to link and overcome the disciplinary boundaries between transitional justice and memory studies under the umbrella of historical memory.

Alice Neikirk, The Australian National University
Kalypso A. Nicolaïdis, Berny Sèbe and Gabrielle Maas (2015), Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies.
2 November 2016
Echoes of Empire is an ambitious endeavor that spans diverse eras, geographies, and ideological approaches, managing to shift Europe from the ‘center’ of colonial discussions without minimizing its ubiquitous role.

Alexander Karn, Colgate University
Debarati Sanyal (2015), Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance.
18 October 2016
History and memory matter, for Sanyal, when they work to “energize discourses of recognition, solidarity, liberation, and justice”.

Alina Thiemann, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy
Rebecca J. Atencio (2014), Memory’s Turn. Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil.
21 July 2016
To understand why some mnemonic strategies ‘succeed’ and others ‘fail’, one must analyze the interplay between cultural and political production.

Tom Bamforth, Swinburne Institute for Social Research
KJ Jonas & TA Morton (eds.)(2012), Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis.
23 June 2016
An important survey of the field of the social psychology of intervention in crisis.

Stephen Winter, University of Auckland
Johanna Sköld and Shurlee Swain (eds.)(2015), Apologies and the Legacy of Abuse of Children in Care.
2 June 2016
This volume explores how states and other institutions respond to the systemic abuse of children in out-of-home care.

Liz Rechniewski, University of Sydney
Olivier Wieviorka, translated by Jane Marie Todd (2016), The French Resistance
19 May 2016

Simon Robins, University of York
Damir Arsenijević (ed.)(2014), Unbribable Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Fight for the Commons.
4 May 2016
This volume represents an onslaught on Western ideological constructions of justice and transition and points the way towards a more emancipatory vision.

Inge Melchior, VU University Amsterdam
Siobhan Kattago (ed.)(2015), The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies.
6 April 2016
This book provides an original and reflexive approach towards key thinkers in memory studies.

Mark A. Wolfgram, Oklahoma State University
Akiko Hashimoto (2015), The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan.
24 March 2016
A beautifully written book, exceptional in its clarity of prose and organization.

Magdalena Zolkos, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University
Claudio Corradetti, Nir Eisikovits and Jack Volpe Rotondi, eds. (2015), Theorizing Transitional Justice.
11 February 2016
The excellent essays in this volume should inspire critical theorizing of/in the field of transitional justice and, hopefully, contribute to its uncoupling from liberal paradigms of political change.

Nina Schneider, Global South Study Center, University of Cologne
Agata Fijalkowski and Raluca Grosescu, eds. (2015), Transitional Criminal Justice in Post-Dictatorial and Post-Conflict Societies.
7 February 2016
The multidisciplinary authors of this edited volume contribute to a growing body of critical transitional justice studies with a specific focus on criminal accountability measures.

Jasmina Kijevcanin, Swinburne University of Technology
Olivera Simic (2014), Surviving Peace, a Political Memoir.
17 December 2015
A result of personal experience, personal trauma, the strength to live with trauma and the courage to write about it.

Lia Kent, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Jill Stockwell (2014), Reframing the Transitional Justice Paradigm: Women’s Affective Memories in Argentina.
26 November 2015
In this thoughtful, nuanced and beautifully written book, Jill Stockwell explores the continuing reverberations of Argentina’s history.

Magdalena Zolkos, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University
Cristian Tileaga and Jovan Byford, eds. (2014), Psychology and History. Interdisciplinary Explorations.
4 November 2015
What would interdisciplinarity mean in a scholarly pursuit that involves both historicizing psychology and psychologizing history?

Christiane Grieb, UCL
Daniel Stahl (2013), Nazi-Jagd: Südamerikas Diktaturen und die Ahndung von NS-Verbrechen.
29 October 2015

Daniele Salerno, University of Bologna
Daniele Giglioli (2014), Critica della vittima. Un esperimento con l’etica.
11 October 2015
The mythology of the victim takes force away from the weakest and make it accumulate in the wrong hands.

Roi Silberberg, University of Haifa
Jo Roberts (2013), Contested Lands, Contested Memories: Israel’s Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe.
30 September 2015
Is understanding the other’s pain essential for every reconciliation and healing process?

Elizabeth Rechniewski, University of Sydney
Etienne Segnou (2015), Le nationalisme camerounais dans les programmes et manuels d’histoire.
3 September 2015

Katherine Smits, University of Auckland
Mihaela Mihai and Mathias Thaler (eds.)(2014), On the Uses and Abuses of Political Apologies.
23 July 2015
This broad-ranging collection is accessible to students, but offers challenges to scholars of political apologies.

Maria Theresia Starzmann, McGill University
Aleida Assmann (2013), Das neue Unbehagen an der Erinnerungskultur: Eine Intervention.
23 July 2015

Valentina Pisanty, University of Bergamo
Patrizia Violi, Paesaggi della memoria: il trauma, lo spazio, la storia. (Landscapes of Memory: Trauma, Space, History).
23 July 2015

Björn Krondorfer, Northern Arizona University
Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott (eds.)(2014), Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding.
9 July 2015
Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding helps to conceptualize the complex social, legal, moral, and political dimensions of reconciliation and restorative justice.

Ulrike Capdepón, Institute for the Study of Human Rights
(DAAD Research Scholar, Columbia University)
Francisco Ferrándiz (2014), El pasado bajo tierra. Exhumaciones contemporáneas de la Guerra Civil.
29 June 2015
An important and essential study that reflects how the excavation of mass graves has become a powerful metaphor for a process of recovering historical memory.

Alexander Karn, Colgate University
Stephen Winter (2015), Transitional Justice in Established Democracies: A Political Theory.
18 June 2015

Golnar Nabizadeh, The University of Western Australia
Alice MacLachlan and Allen Speight (eds.)(2013), Justice, Responsibility and Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict.
4 June 2015
The volume offers eleven broad-ranging essays that consider the obligations and demands of conflict and its aftermath.

Barbara R. Walters, City University of New York
Larry May and Elizabeth Edenberg (eds.)(2013), Jus Post Bellum and Transitional Justice.
7 May 2015
A well-crafted and worthwhile set of essays.

Ashley L. Greene, University of Notre Dame
Annie E. Coombes, Lotte Hughes, and Karega-Munene (2014), Managing Heritage, Making Peace: History, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Kenya.
22 April 2015
This important book highlights the potential of grassroots contributions to reconciliation while reminding us that local attempts to reconstruct memory and heritage are inseparable from state and international agendas.

Johanna Sköld, Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
Kathleen Daly (2014), Redressing Institutional Abuse of Children.
9 April 2015
A “must-read” for anyone interested in the field.

Rebecca Clifford, Swansea University, UK
Marie Louise Seeberg, Irene Levin, and Claudia Lenz (eds.)(2013), The Holocaust as Active Memory: The Past in the Present.
12 March 2015
Recent studies in this Holocaust memory suggest an important shift in focus.

Lara Fullenwieder, Queen’s University
Carmela Murdocca (2013), To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada.
3 March 2015
Murdocca undertakes the uncomfortable task of illustrating how seemingly progressive liberal policies of inclusion function to reinscribe and reproduce colonial power through systems of exclusion.

Saghar L. Naghib, Nova Southeastern University
Longina Jakubowska (2012), Patrons of History: Nobility, Capital and Political Transitions in Poland.
16 February 2015
Jakubowska argues nobility can be a survival mechanism for a nation.

Alison Atkinson-Phillips, University of Technology Sydney
Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Stefanie Schafer (eds.)(2014), Memorials in Times of Transition.
5 February 2015
Not enough work has been done on either theoretical frameworks or evaluation in the field to understand how memorials operate in practice.

Sheng-mei Ma, Michigan State University
Kirk A. Denton (2014), Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China.
22 January 2015
Taking readers through multiple sites, Denton reiterates how the stories of great men and earth-shaking events have come to mold modern China.

Martin O. Heisler, University of Maryland
Ronald J. Berger (2012), The Holocaust, Religion, and the Politics of Collective Memory – Beyond Sociology.
7 January 2015
This book joins an impressive body of work about the Holocaust by Professor Ronald Berger.

Sally Carlton, Lincoln University
Simon Robins (2013), Families of the Missing: A test for contemporary approaches to transitional justice.
3 December 2014
Families of the Missing is a must-read for anyone engaged in the theory or practice of transitional justice.

Ana Ljubojevic, Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
James Gow, Rachel Kerr, Zoran Pajić (eds.)(2014), Prosecuting War Crimes – Lessons and legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
5 November 2014

Dennis Klein, Kean University
Jeffrey M. Blustein (2014) Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life.
5 November 2014
A philosophical argument for rethinking forgiveness as an act that accommodates blame and moral protest in negotiating post-conflict relationships.

Chris Wilson, University of Auckland
Douglas Kammen and Katharine McGregor (2012), The Contours of Mass Violence in Indonesia, 1965-68.
29 October 2014

Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya
Deborah Mayersen and Annie Pohlman (2013), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention.
16 October 2014
The volume brings together experts in genocide studies and area specialists to look into the legacies of past genocides and mass atrocities in Asia.

Stephen Winter, University of Auckland
Ronald Niezen (2013), Truth and Indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools.
16 October 2014

Dani Kranz
Sonja Wegner (2013), Assoziation A., Zuflucht in einem fremden Land: Exil in Uruguay 1933-1945.
18 September 2014

Jonah S. Rubin, The University of Chicago
Omar G. Encarnación (2014), Democracy Without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting.
18 September 2014
Encarnación’s new book challenges us to reconsider some of transitional justice’s foundational principles.

Olivera Simic, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, QLD, Australia
Thorsten Bonacker and Christoph Safferling (eds.)(2013), Victims of International Crimes: An Interdisciplinary Discourse
3 September 2014
The volume is a rich and comprehensive collection that brings together scholars and experts from various disciplines.

Peter Greene, University of Notre Dame
Adam Brown (2014), Judging “Privileged” Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the Grey Zone.
21 August 2014
Brown challenges his readers to accept the fact that judging “privileged” Jews, though widely deemed inappropriate, is also unavoidable.

Tania Reytan – Marincheshka, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria
Anton Weiss-Wendt (2011), The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration.
4 August 2014
This volume is a substantial contribution to Roma and Sinti genocide scholarship.

Rebecca Saunders, Illinois State University
Augustine Brannigan (2013), Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide.
23 July 2014
A widely researched and carefully argued intervention in genocide studies from the perspective of criminology, Beyond the Banality of Evil is an important book.

Simon Robins, University of York
Jessica Auchter (2014), The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations.
3 July 2014
Deaths without bodies and bodies without names create challenges for the construction of shared meanings.

Björn Krondorfer, Northern Arizona University
Ari Kelman (2013), A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek.
26 June 2014

Maria Starzmann, McGill University
Efrat Ben Ze’ev (2011), Remembering Palestine in 1948: Beyond National Narratives
12 June 2014
Efrat Ben-Ze’ev offers a micro-historical perspective, one that interjects localized stories about the events of 1948 into a larger statist narrative.

Yves Laberge, Groupe de recherche EA 1796, ACE en Études américaines, Université de Rennes 2, France
Catherine Guisan (2012), A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration.
22 May 2014
This interdisciplinary book focuses on the concept of a collective European identity and Hannah Arendt’s pivotal writings serve as the main theoretical inspiration.

Lia Kent, Australian National University, Australia
Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ruth Stanley (eds.)(2011), Gender and Transitional Justice.
8 May 2014
The illuminating case studies in this collection cover a wide range of geographic contexts, and will be of interest to both academics and practitioners.

Aline Sierp, Maastricht University
Rebecca Clifford (2013) Commemorating the Holocaust. The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy.
23 April 2014
Clifford approaches public Holocaust remembrance in the post-Cold War period from unusual angles.

Daniel Anderson, Macquarie University
Angelica Nuzzo (2012), Memory, History, Justice in Hegel.
23 April 2014
Nuzzo’s innovation is to engage with Hegel from the standpoint of contemporary debates about the relation of history and memory.

Therese Crocker, Victoria University of Wellington
Stephen Gibson and Simon Mollan (2012), Representations of Peace and Conflict.
10 April 2014
One cannot study peace and violence without engaging with how these concepts are to be represented.

Gabriela Welch, Monash University
Richard Vernon (2012), Historical Redress: Must We Pay for the Past?
27 March 2014
Richard Vernon explores how historical redress should be dealt with, why it is necessary in contemporary societies, and how to overcome arguments against it.

Joannie Jean, University of Ottawa
Cath Collins, Katherine Hite, and Alfredo Joignant, eds. (2013), The Politics of Memory in Chile: From Pinochet to Bachelet.
25 March 2014
The memory of violence under Pinochet continues to grip Chilean politics.

Alexandra Wood, New York University
Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham (2013), Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress.
27 February 2014
Henderson and Wakeham provide a series of critical reflections on Canadian redress efforts.

Hakeem O. Yusuf, University of Strathclyde
Mark Findlay (2013), International and Comparative Criminal Justice.
11 February 2014
The internationalisation of criminal justice has been a logical, but, arguably, not an inevitable consequence of the proliferation of conflict and violence in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Olivera Simic, Griffith Law School, Griffith University
Kathryn Sikkink (2011), The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics.
30 January 2014
On 10 October 1998, former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was indicted by a Spanish court for numerous human rights violations committed during his military rule. It was an event that set history in a new direction.

Klaus Neumann, Swinburne Institute of Technology
Eve Monique Zucker (2013), Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia and Kimberly Theidon (2013),  Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru.
21 January 2014

Walter Lee, University of Auckland
Zheng Wang (2012), Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations.
17 December 2013

Alison Atkinson-Phillips, University of Technology Sydney
Stef Craps (2013), Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds.
20 November 2013

Brian Phillips, Journal of Human Rights Practice (Oxford University Press)
Christian Delage and Peter Goodrich (eds.)(2013), The Scene of the Mass Crime: History, Film and International Tribunals.
20 November 2013

Jadwiga Pieper-Mooney, University of Arizona
Clara Han (2012), Life in Debt: Times of Care and Violence in Neoliberal Chile.
24 October 2013

Christiane Grieb, University College London
Samuel Totten (2012), Genocide by Attrition: The Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
10 October 2013

Deborah Mayersen, University of Wollongong
Samuel Totten (2013), Impediments to the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide
25 September 2013

Katarina Ristic, University of Leipzig
Nenad Dimitrijevic (2011), Duty to Respond: Mass Crime, Denial, and Collective Responsibility.
25 September 2013

Jasmina Kijevčanin, Swinburne University of Technology
Olivera Simić and Zala Volčić (2013), Transitional Justice and Civil Society in the Balkans.
26 August 2013

Rommel Curaming, University of Brunei Darussalam
Roxana Waterson and Kwok Kian-Woon (2012), Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia.
15 August 2013

Stephen Winter, University of Auckland
Nahshon Perez (2012), Freedom From Past Injustices: A Critical Evaluation of Claims for Intergenerational Reparations.
17 July 2013

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Lia Kent (2012), The Dynamics of Transitional Justice: International Models and Local Realities in East Timor.
19 June 2013

Sudarat Musikawong, Siena College
Kevin Blackburn and Karl Hack (2012), War Memory and the Making of Modern Malaysia and Singapore.
30 May 2013

Christiane Grieb, University College London
Susanne Karstedt, Ian Loader and Heather Strang (eds.)(2011), Emotions, Crime and Justice.
8 May 2013

Gary Baines, Rhodes University
Kim C. Priemel & Alexa Stiller (eds.)(2012), Reassessing the Nuremberg Military Tribunals: Transitional Justice, Trial Narratives, and Historiography.
8 May 2013

Jordan Nowotny, University of Illinois at Chicago
Paul Christoph Bornkamm (2012), Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts: Between Retribution and Reparation.
23 April 2013

Lia Deromedi, Royal Holloway, University of London
Valerie Hartouni (2012), Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness.
9 April 2013

Rebecca Saunders, Illinois State University
Ruti Teitel (2011), Humanity’s Law.
28 March 2013

Stephen Gapps, Australian National Maritime Museum
Ana Lucia Araujo (2012), Politics of Memory – Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space.
28 March 2013

Elizabeth Rechniewski, University of Sydney
Romain Fathi (2013), Représentations muséales du corps combattant de 14-18. The Australian War Memorial de Canberra au prisme de l’Historial de la Grande Guerre de Péronne.
14 March 2013

Christiane Grieb, University College London
Julia Volmer-Naumann (2012), Bürokratische Bewältigung: Entschädigung für Nationalsozialistische Verfolgte im Regierungsbezirk Münster.
28 February 2013

Elizabeth Rechniewski, University of Sydney
Henry Rousso (2012), La Dernière Catastrophe: L’histoire, Le Présent, Le Contemporain.
5 February 2013

Aline Sierp, Maastricht University
Cillian McGrattan (2012) Memory, Politics and Identity: Haunted by History.
4 February 2013

Steven Cooke, Deakin University
Gretchen Schafft and Gerhard Zeidler (2011), Commemorating Hell: The Public Memory of Mittelbau-Dora.
2 February 2013

Elizabeth Rechniewski, University of Sydney
Marcel and Paulette Péju (2011), Le 17 octobre des Algériens (including Gilles Manceron, La triple occultation d’un massacre).
23 January 2013

Elazar Barkan, Columbia University
Thomas U. Berger (2012), War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II.
21 January 2013

Sally Carlton, Nepal Institute for Policy Studies
Jean-Serge Massamba-Makoumbou (2012), Politiques de la mémoire et résolution des conflit.
7 January 2013

Natan Sznaider, College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Israel
Katherine Hite (2012), Politics and the Art of Commemoration. Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain.
5 January 2013

Olivera Simic, Griffith University
Jeff Spinner-Halev (2012), Enduring Injustice.
30 November 2012

Daniele Salerno, University of Bologna, Italy
Valentina Pisanty (2012), Abusi di memoria. Negare, banalizzare, sacralizzare la Shoah.
16 November 2012

Adam Brown, Deakin University
Camila Loew (2011), The Memory of Pain. Women’s Testimonies of the Holocaust.
24 October 2012

Sally Carlton, Nepal Institute for Policy Studies
Rob Gildert and Dennis Rothermel (eds.) (2011), Remembrance and Reconciliation.
1 October 2012

Martine Hawkes, Swinburne University of Technology
Shelley Hornstein (2011), Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place.
24 September 2012

Olivera Simic, Griffith University
Joy Sather-Wagstaff (2011), Heritage That Hurts: Tourists in the Memoryscapes of September 11.
9 August 2012

Vincent Druliolle, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Alexander Hirsch (ed.) (2011), Theorizing Post-Conflict Reconciliation: Agonism, Restitution & Repair.
9 August 2012

Monia Ciobanu, Plattsburgh State University of New York
René Lemarchand (ed.)(2011), Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial and Memory.
27 July 2012

Rosario Figari Layús, University of Konstanz
C.E.L.S. (2011), Hacer Justicia. Nuevos debates sobre el juzgamiento de crímenes de lesa humanidad en Argentina.
26 July 2012

Francesco Mazzucchelli, University of Bologna
Pier Paolo Portinaro (2011), I conti con il passato. Vendetta, amnistia, giustizia.
23 July 2012

Daniele Salerno, University of Bologna
Franco Lo Piparo (2012), I due carceri di Gramsci: La prigione fascista e il labirinto comunista.
10 July 2012

Simon Robins, University of York
Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ruth Stanley (eds.)(2011), Gender in Transitional Justice.
4 July 2012

Alexander Cook, University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer Balint (2011), Genocide, State Crime, and the Law: In the Name of the State.
29 June 2012

Hüseyin Cicek, University of Innsbruck
Aleida Assmann (2012), Auf dem Weg zu einer europäischen Gedächtniskultur?
29 June 2012

Martin O. Heisler, University of Maryland
Bergerson et al (2011), The Happy Burden of History: From Sovereign Impunity to Responsible Selfhood.
13 June 2012

Klaus Neumann, Swinburne University of Technology
Tomaz Jardim (2012), The Mauthausen Trial: American Military Justice in Germany.
11 June 2012

Michael Humphrey, University of Sydney
Layla Renshaw (2011), Exhuming Loss: Memory, Materiality and Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War.
3 May 2012

Jonathan Bach, The New School
Shelley Hornstein (2011), Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place.
21 February 2012

Stephen Gapps, Australian National Maritime Museum
Joanna Rostek (2011), Seeing Through the Past: Postmodern Histories and the Maritime Metaphor in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction.
18 January 2012

Jason Edwards, Bridgewater State University
Kendall R. Phillips and G. Mitchell Reyes (eds.)(2011), Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age.
14 January 2012

Hüseyin Cicek, University of Innsbruck
Anja Sieber Egger (2011), Krieg im Frieden: Frauen in Bosnien-Herzegowina und ihr Umgang mit der Vergangenheit.
17 November 2011

Juan Jose Cruz, Universidad de La Laguna
H. P. P. Lötter (2011), Poverty, Ethics and Justice.
15 November 2011

Abraham J. Peck, University of Maine at Augusta
David Rieff (2011), Against Remembrance.
26 August 2011

Jasmina Kijevcanin, Swinburne University of Technology
Bronwyn Anne Leebaw (2011), Judging State-sponsored violence, imagining political change.
24 August 2011

Stephen Winter, University of Auckland
Brian Grodsky (2010), The Costs of Justice: How New Leaders Respond to Previous Rights Abuses.
15 July 2011

Eve Darian-Smith, University of California
Nicola Henry (2011), War and Rape: Law, Memory and Justice.
27 December 2010