Regulating Private Self-Selecting Associations in Transitional Societies

12 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2011 Last revised: 30 Aug 2011

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Fiona de Londras

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK

Date Written: August 24, 2011

Abstract

Private Self-Selecting Associations (PSSAs) are a focus of legitimate concern in transitional societies. Not only are they sites where biases and divisions can be perpetuated or overcome, but they are also sites where important democratic learning and the embedding of social values can take place. This short discussion paper addresses the question of how we might try to harness and liberalise the power and potential of PSSAs to be sites of democratic learning: through the ‘top-down’ imposition of law, or through a more organic regulatory approach?

Keywords: private self-selecting associations, transitional societies

Suggested Citation

de Londras, Fiona, Regulating Private Self-Selecting Associations in Transitional Societies (August 24, 2011). Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper No. 11-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1916070 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1916070

Fiona De Londras (Contact Author)

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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