Mad Science? Possibilities for and Examples of Synthetic (Neo)Traditional Practices of Justice and AcknowledgementAir and Space Power Journal-Africa and Francophonie (2014)
The impact of information transmission has been enormous, in globalizing norms and principles, and in bringing new participants into political and social processes, particularly in emerging areas of study such as Transitional Justice. The advancement and use of mechanisms of Transitional Justice is due in large part to the growing exchange of information and participants, and to the facility of that exchange. This paper considers the impact of this communication on the use and development of traditional practices of justice and acknowledgement. Where previously such practices were carried out only within particular ethnic groups, for example, synthetic approaches are now being developed, whether organically, as with the Karamojong and Iteso, or the bending of spears among several other ethnic groups in Uganda; or superimposed, as with the Hutu and Tutsi in gacaca courts in post-genocide Rwanda. The paper explores those neo-traditional practices that have been created; those that might be created, as with the Fiji Indians and Ethno-Fijians; how they work; and the implications of that synthesis.
- traditional practices of justice,
- Fiji Islands,
- transitional justice
Publication DateFall 2014
Citation InformationJoanna R. Quinn. "Mad Science? Possibilities for and Examples of Synthetic (Neo)Traditional Practices of Justice and Acknowledgement" Air and Space Power Journal-Africa and Francophonie Vol. 5 Iss. 3 (2014) p. 48 - 66
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanna-quinn/6/