Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Chakravarty, Anuradha, 1976- author.

Title Investing in authoritarian rule : punishment and patronage in Rwanda's Gacaca courts for genocide crimes / Anuradha Chakravarty
Published Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Contents A history of clientelism in Rwanda -- The RPF : an unrivaled patron -- The mental map : shared expectations of rule -- The Gacaca Court : deciding innocence and guilt -- Confessions : surrendering the right to rule -- Denunciations : local space and local control -- Judges : political cooptation at the grassroots
Summary This book shows how Rwanda's transitional courts that tried genocide crimes - the gacaca - produced social complicity and cemented authoritarian rule. It is unique for its in-depth investigation of the courts' legal operations: confessions, denunciation, and lay judging, and shows how targeted incentives such as grants of clemency, opportunities for private gain, and career advancement drew the masses into the orbit of the ethnic minority-dominated regime. Using previously untapped data, it illustrates how a decade of mass trials constructed a tacit patronage-driven relationship in which the interests of the citizenry became tied to the authoritarian elite that had discretionary power to grant or withdraw those benefits at will. The operation of law in individual behavior and authoritarian control presented in this volume will be of use to students and scholars in the social sciences, and practitioners interested in criminal law and transitional justice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Front patriotique rwandais.
SUBJECT Front patriotique rwandais fast
Subject Gacaca justice system -- Rwanda
Genocide -- Rwanda
Reparation (Criminal justice) -- Rwanda
Transitional justice -- Rwanda
Judges -- Rwanda
Authoritarianism -- Rwanda
LAW -- Civil Procedure.
LAW -- Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Judicial Branch.
Gacaca justice system
Politics and government
Reparation (Criminal justice)
Transitional justice
SUBJECT Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994.
Rwanda -- Politics and government.
Subject Rwanda
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781316032121