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Earn a BA (Honours) in Contemporary Studies from Laurier and a BEd from Nipissing as well as practice teach in the Public or Catholic schools near Brantford.
Dr. Rosemary Nagy
Works in progress include:
Abstract for Canadian Law and Society Association (Ottawa, May 23-25, 2009)
State, Community and Transitional Justice: Considerations from Legal Pluralism
This paper examines the transnational nature of transitional justice and its operation at multiple sites, including international courts, national institutions, and community-based processes. It examines whether legal pluralism provides a way past criticisms that transitional justice is too "thin" due to state-centrism and a failure to conceptualize transitional states as anything more than an undifferentiated whole. What are the implications of legal pluralism in transitional contexts vis-à-vis the projects of state- and nation-building? What is the meaning of the rule of law when it is developed and contested across plural legal settings? To an extent, legal pluralism indicates a "bottom-up" resistance to "top-down" conceptions of transitional justice, the rule of law, and human rights. But it is also more complicated than this. Pointing to the cases of Rwanda and Uganda, the paper proposes that legal pluralism also represents a complex interplay of power and ideas within and between international, national and local sites of transitional justice. State power to produce conceptions of transitional justice, the rule of law, and human rights is both challenged and consolidated.
Refereed Journals Susan M. Thomson and Rosemary Nagy, "Law, Power and Justice: Local Power Dynamics in Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts," International Journal of Transitional Justice (forthcoming)
What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations. Edited by Ruth Rubio-Marín. New York: Social Science Research Council, 2006. In Peace and Change (forthcoming).
GEND 3306: Theories of Power and Equality
GEND 2226: Case Studies in Persecution and Violent Conflict
GEND 2147: Citizenship and Social Justice
GEND 3227: Transitional Justice
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