Chapter 1 Introduction: contextualizing the struggle for justice to learn from the citizen
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This introductory chapter presents the approach to the book and positions it as speaking to literatures on critical approaches to transitional justice, inside-out analysis of context, and agency of those living in societies addressing a past of large-scale violations of human rights. A review of literature on citizenship and transitional justice as well as acts of citizenship is undertaken, building to a framework of the transitional citizen as both imagined and enacted, and both receiving and seeking justice. Underpinning this framework is a concern with historical struggle, and of how this is connected to justice claims made at times of transitional justice. A overview of the methodology and outline of the book are also included.