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    "Post-conflict" reconstruction, the crimes of the powerful and transitional justice
    Balint, J ; Lasslett, K ; Macdonald, K (Pluto Journals, 2017-03-01)
    Periods of armed conflict can generate significant ruptures in the political, economic, cultural and legal life of affected regions. As societies gradually transition from a state of war to a state of peace--conditions that are often unstable and transitory --civil society, governments and legal authorities are frequently weakened by internal divisions, resource gaps, organizational fragility and widespread perceptions of illegitimacy. Furthermore, the immediate demands of the transitional process (including efforts to promote transitional justice) can channel finite civil society resources into peacemaking and reconciliation initiatives, drawing attention away--whether inadvertently or by design--from state and corporate accountability.