Communication and Rhetorical Studies
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Morocco, Paul Ricoeur, public memory, reconciliation, reparations, transitional justice
Transitional justice refers to the variety of rhetorical practices and discourses (restorative and retributive) that nations engage in during the aftermath of state criminality. While examples of mass political violence abound, this inquiry focuses on the Moroccan experience of coming to terms with the Years of Lead where financial reparations have been the primary mode of redress for victims. The philosophy of Paul Ricoeur contributes to a praxis-oriented understanding of transitional justice. This work advances a rhetoric of symbolic justice that privileges the public memory of victims. Symbolic justice offers hope for the renewal of the community's ethos through public discourse and practices that seek to restore the capacity of citizens within their society.
Loudiy, F. (2010). The Rhetoric of Transitional Justice: Negotiating the Years of Lead in Morocco (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/835