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Joachim J. Savelsberg

Protrait: Joachim J. Savelsberg

Dr. rer. pol. 1982 University of Trier, FRG
Room 1144 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-0273

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Knowledge; Law, Crime & Punishment; Human Rights; Comparative; Theory.

Current Research

“Collective Representations and Memories of Atrocities after Judicial Intervention: Darfur in International Comparison” (NSF, 2010-14); Related book project at Käte Hamburger Institute for Advanced Study “Law as Culture,” Bonn, 2013-14.

Selected Publications

 “Crime, Law and Regime Change,” with S. McElrath. 2014. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10.

 “Criminology, History of,” with L.A. Hughes, J. Kivivuori, J.F. Short, Jr., Maximo Sozzo, Richard Sparks. 2014. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 “NGOs, IOs, and the ICC: Diagnosing and Framing Darfur,” with M. Zacher, H. Nyseth Brehm, J. 2014. Sociological Forum 29/2.

“Trials, Collective Memory, and Prospects of Human Rights.” 2014. Pp. 117-136 in Tribunals, edited by W. Gephart. Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann.

 “The Narrative Potential of Criminal Trials: War Crimes before the ICTY,“ with R.D. King and Yu-Ju Chien.  (German). 2013.  Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie 33/2.

“Retrospective Review Essay: Highlights in the Sociology of Law: Globalizing Law and Penalizing Human Rights Violations.” 2013. Contemporary Sociology 42/2: 167-176.

“Writing Human Rights History – and Social Science Encounters: Review Essay on Aryeh Neier’s The International Human Rights Movement: A History. 2013. Law and Social Inquiry 38/2: 512-37.

Book Cover: Crime and Human Rights Book Cover: American Memories

American Memories: Atrocities and the Law with R. King. 2011. ASA Rose Monograph Series. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities. 2010. London: Sage.