Arendt, Eichmann and the Politics of the Past is one of the first political readings of Hannah Arendt’s report of the trial of Adolf Eichmann and the controversies caused by it. Originally published in 2008, the book offers a critical account of the reception of Arendt’s book. Tuija Parvikko argues that most readers were unable to grasp that Arendt’s book was not only a trial report, but also an austere and sharp political judgement of the European political elite’s incapacity to understand the unprecedented political evil of the Nazi crimes. Parvikko has written a new prologue to this edition, where she engages with recent interpretations of the political value of Arendt’s pamphlet.Book Details
The IPS Section of International Studies Association has awarded Scraps of Hope in Banda Aceh an Honourable Mention for the 2022 IPS Best Book Award.
Scraps of Hope in Banda Aceh examines the rebuilding of the city of Banda Aceh in Indonesia in the aftermath of the celebrated Helsinki-based peace mediation process, thirty years of armed conflict, and the tsunami. Offering a critical contribution to the study of post-conflict politics, the book includes 14 documentary videos reflecting individuals’ experiences on rebuilding the city and following the everyday lives of people in Banda Aceh.Book Details