INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Winter 2023, Section 004 - Pursuing Accountability: Issues and Conflicts of Justice in Reconstruction
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

States violate human rights and commit mass atrocities during wars, interventions, and revolutions. These transgressions create two difficult dynamics for a transitioning society. First, these violations leave populations struggling to coexist with both their former assailants and the state that made such violence possible. Second, the memory of these atrocities often compel some actors to demand that the responsible individuals be held accountable for their actions. Reconciling the two is a difficult process that can contribute to, or undermine, efforts to rebuild. Hence, this course analyzes the problems facing societies with past human rights violations, the numerous options they have at their disposal to engage these abuses, and the political, legal, economic, and moral ramifications of each choice.

The course will address three core aspects to pursuing accountability. The first part examines the mechanisms available for pursuing accountability in transitioning societies. Each mechanism - whether domestic trials, international tribunals, hybrid courts, amnesties, truth commissions, or indigenous means - has various effects on the possibility justice and accountability. Significant debate remains among scholars and policymakers on the effectiveness of each for the pursuit of justice and accountability.

The second core aspect of the course explores the tensions between the competing and conflicting demands at local, state, and international levels. Various actors can have opposing ideas on what constitutes the 'appropriate' pursuit of accountability. Whether victims groups, former authoritarian supporters, local/foreign non-governmental organizations, or international institutions, each has their own agenda that can generate controversy, delays, and disappointment for those interested in justice.

The final aspect explores whether and how pursuing accountability can contribute to broader efforts for reconstruction and peacebuilding in transitioning societies.

Intended Audience:

International Studies Majors and Minors in their Junior or Senior year

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
17760
Open
13
13LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
19374
Open
8
9LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (SEM)
 In Person
24171
Open
2
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (SEM)
 In Person
33734
Open
6
7LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
006 (SEM)
 In Person
33735
Open
17
18LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (SEM)
 In Person
30382
Closed
0
 
26
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35671
Open
17
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
009 (SEM)
 In Person
35672
Closed
0
 
1
Tu 11:00AM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
010 (SEM)
 In Person
23248
Closed
0
 
2
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (SEM)
 In Person
34777
Closed
0
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (SEM)
 In Person
34779
Closed
0
 
1
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
013 (SEM)
 In Person
34789
Open
14
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
014 (SEM)
 In Person
35051
Open
14
14LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
015 (SEM)
 In Person
33768
Open
21
8LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
016 (SEM)
 In Person
35333
Open
7
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
1
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
017 (SEM)
 In Person
35674
Open
12
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
018 (SEM)
 In Person
35716
Open
9
 
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M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
019 (DIS)
 In Person
35717
Open
5
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
020 (DIS)
 In Person
35718
Open
4
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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