Transitional justice from a political bargaining perspective

Yoav Kapshuk

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This article focuses on the relationship between peace processes that include commitments to provide transitional justice mechanisms and the kind of accord that finalizes the process. Using a large original dataset covering over 200 peace process years, we develop and empirically test a set of theoretical conjectures on the significance of commitments agreed to during the peace process to provide transitional justice. The analysis indicates that commitments to provisions on truth and reconciliation are positively associated with peace processes that end with a full peace accord. Results contribute to the debate surrounding the tension between peace and justice by suggesting that truth and reconciliation framed by a political bargaining perspective can act as a middle way to bridging peace and justice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Development and Conflict
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 May 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • dataset
  • peace process
  • transitional justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Political Science and International Relations


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