Affective justice : the International Criminal Court and the Pan-Africanist pushback

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Full title: Affective justice : the International Criminal Court and the Pan-Africanist pushback / Kamari Maxine Clark.
Main author: Clarke, Kamari Maxine, 1966-
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Summary: "Since its inception in 2001, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been met with resistance by various African states and their leaders, who see the court as a new iteration of colonial violence and control. In Affective Justice Kamari Maxine Clarke explores the African Union's pushback against the ICC in order to theorize affect's role in shaping forms of justice in the contemporary period. Drawing on fieldwork in The Hague, the African Union in Addis Ababa, sites of post-election Violence in Kenya, and in Boko Haram's circuits in Northern Nigeria, Clarke formulates the concept of affective justice--an emotional response to competing interpretations of justice--to trace how affect becomes manifest in judicial practices. By detailing the effects of the ICC's all African-indictments, she outlines how affective responses to this call into question the 'objectivity' of ICC's mission to protect those victimized by violence and prosecute perpetrators of those crimes. In analyzing the effects of such cases, Clarke provides a fuller theorization of how people articulate what justice is and the mechanisms through which they do so"--
Language: English
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Classmark: 345/.01
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-335) and index.
ISBN: 9781478005759
1478005750
9781478006701
1478006706