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This introduction provides the rationale and theoretical anchoring for the volume and its focus on aparadigmatic cases. It argues that practice and scholarship in paradigmatic transitional justice contexts built a field that conceptualises the state as a partner in the transition. However, due to the field’s expansion to aparadigmatic justice contexts, this assumption and its associated binary concepts cannot inform analysis. Instead, as demonstrated by the present volume, transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts offers different intentions, responses, and experiences of transitional justice. Where the state is not a partner, it may ignore, refuse, resist, and fight, while giving way to other actors and justice articulations. The chapter first conceptualises transitional justice as the potential for recognition, accountability, and disruption. The chapter then discusses the expansion and recent standardisation of the field, whereby transitional justice has become four specific types of mechanisms: trials, truth-telling, reparation, and institutional reform. Thereafter it analyses the problem of the state, particularly how the field has assumed a transitional state, a partnering state. The next section offers a typology of transitional justice contexts that cover both paradigmatic and aparadigmatic contexts and ranges from contexts of ongoing conflict to consolidated democracy in formerly imperial states. This range covers seven different types of transitional justice context organised on the basis of the status of their political authority. Lastly, it maps the volume’s chapters onto the typology and briefly introduces each of them.
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HRC, Transitional Justice, Human Rights Law

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MLA
Destrooper, Tine, et al. “Introduction : Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts.” Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts : Accountability, Recognition and Disruption, edited by Tine Destrooper et al., Routledge, 2023, pp. 1–20, doi:10.4324/9781003289104-1.
APA
Destrooper, T., Gissel, L. E., & Carlson, K. B. (2023). Introduction : transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts. In T. Destrooper, L. E. Gissel, & K. B. Carlson (Eds.), Transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts : accountability, recognition and disruption (pp. 1–20). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003289104-1
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Destrooper, Tine, Line Engbo Gissel, and Kerstin Bree Carlson. 2023. “Introduction : Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts.” In Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts : Accountability, Recognition and Disruption, edited by Tine Destrooper, Line Engbo Gissel, and Kerstin Bree Carlson, 1–20. New York ; London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003289104-1.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Destrooper, Tine, Line Engbo Gissel, and Kerstin Bree Carlson. 2023. “Introduction : Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts.” In Transitional Justice in Aparadigmatic Contexts : Accountability, Recognition and Disruption, ed by. Tine Destrooper, Line Engbo Gissel, and Kerstin Bree Carlson, 1–20. New York ; London: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003289104-1.
Vancouver
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Destrooper T, Gissel LE, Carlson KB. Introduction : transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts. In: Destrooper T, Gissel LE, Carlson KB, editors. Transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts : accountability, recognition and disruption. New York ; London: Routledge; 2023. p. 1–20.
IEEE
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T. Destrooper, L. E. Gissel, and K. B. Carlson, “Introduction : transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts,” in Transitional justice in aparadigmatic contexts : accountability, recognition and disruption, T. Destrooper, L. E. Gissel, and K. B. Carlson, Eds. New York ; London: Routledge, 2023, pp. 1–20.
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