Sample International Relations Reflection Paper on Transitional Justice Reflections

The topic is Transitional Justice.

The paper should address several themes discussed in the readings.

The paper is not meant to be a mere summary of the readings, but rather should critically analyze and synthesize readings of the respective themes or parts, and should contextualize the readings within the broader literature on transitional justice. The paper should discuss a selection of the assigned readings for the selected themes or topics (at least 3).

Papers should pay particular attention to:

The authors’ central arguments—what are the questions, outcomes or puzzles the authors are directly or indirectly addressing?

What empirical evidence do the authors provide to support their arguments?

How do the articles/books relate to the literature on transitional justice more broadly?

What are the key contributions of the work under review?

What are some of the potential shortcomings of the authors’ arguments?