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Amanda J. Reinke

research with interdisciplinary literatures provides multidimensional analyses of bureaucratic violence within justice processes and procedures. When taken together, the data presented in this piece reveal the ways in which violence becomes embedded in

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Esther Hertzog

The article examines the welfare policy in Israel concerning 'minors at risk', mainly the cancellation of parents' custody over their offspring and their placement in welfare institutions. I suggest that the ideological discourse plays a major role in this context and terms like 'minor's well-being' are widely used for achieving public legitimacy of the social workers' control of this field. Describing and analysing case studies which I attended and followed since the beginning of the 1990s reveal the consequences of taking away children from their families and placing them in state institutions. The analysis focuses on the organised bureaucratic violence towards children and their parents which accompanies the legally enforced procedures. It also discusses the forceful means used by the staff in the institutions towards the inmates, as part of maintaining order and discipline. I suggest that violent behaviour of officials and organisations which use the state's organised power of coercion against minors and their parents is linked to personal, organisational and political motives.

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Amanda J. Reinke

understanding (MOUs) serve as agents of bureaucratic violence within ADR practice. Building upon anthropological theorisation of documents as part of dynamic sociocultural worlds and the bureaucratisation of and bureaucratic violence perpetuated by non

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Ethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Violence

Erin R. Eldridge and Amanda J. Reinke

decision-making among bureaucrats, corruption, and the significance of inscription, Gupta exposed the ways in which systems of care designed to address social suffering systematically reproduce and normalize violence. Bureaucratic violence is therefore not

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Perspectives from the Ground

Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada

Jaymelee J. Kim

utilize transitional justice at the ground level. Using ethnographic analysis, I argue that transitional justice is understood at the local level on a spectrum of colonial bureaucratic violence, negatively impacting Indigenous perceptions of TJ efficacy

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Erin R. Eldridge

aggression or even subtle assaults on dignity are not simply “acts.” They are nodal points within complex social, political, and economic relations. Writing about the Bhopal disaster, S. Ravi Rajan (2001) describes bureaucratic violence as an “everyday form

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Amanda J. Reinke

://www.researchgate.net/publication/323496388_Childhood_and_Restorative_Justice_in_the_United_States . Reinke , A. ( 2018b ), ‘ The Bureaucratic Violence of Alternative Justice ’, Conflict and Society 4 , no. 1 : 135 – 150 , https://doi.org/10.3167/arcs.2018.040111 . 10.3167/arcs