Download or read book Transitional Justice in Nicaragua 1990-2012 written by Astrid Bothmann and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Astrid Bothmann examines historical, political and socioeconomic factors that explain the absence of transitional justice in Nicaragua from 1990 to 2012. The author provides the first systematic analysis of the reasons for the lack of transitional justice in Nicaragua after the end of the Sandinista regime and the civil war (1990). Contrary to other Latin American states of the third wave of democratization, which put the perpetrators of past crimes on trial, established truth commissions, purged political and military officials, and made reparations to the victims, Nicaragua's first post-war government opted for a policy of national reconciliation that was based on amnesty and oblivion. Subsequent governments followed this course so that the past has not been dealt with until today. Contents The Sandinista era: Regime characteristics and human rights violations The Chamorro government: Elite interests and the balance of power The Alemán administration: The revival of caudillismo The Bolaños presidency: The attempted truth commission The Ortega II government: Recovering the revolution Target Groups Researchers and students of political science, sociology, law, history, and Latin American studies Politicians, human right activists, and NGO representatives About the Author Dr. Astrid Bothmann is a political scientist currently working as project manager in the department "Politics and Society" at the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in Hamburg. .