Political Science ETDs

Publication Date

Fall 11-15-2022


Since 2007, Peru’s Plan Integral de Reparaciones (PIR, Comprehensive Reparations Plan) has provided material, symbolic, individual, and collective reparations to victims of the civil conflict (1980-2000). Important differences in the implementation of reparations have emerged across time and space. Previous studies have examined factors conditioning the adoption and the effects of reparative justice, generally at the national level. How reparative processes unfold on the ground from design to implementation remains underexplored. Drawing upon original interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and archival research in three highly affected Andean regions (Apurímac, Junín, and Ayacucho) and in the capital city, Lima, I examine victims’ everyday justice experiences to identify the socio-political drivers of the temporal and spatial variation in PIR implementation. Findings highlight how victims have built multiple participation strategies to articulate and negotiate their demands with national and subnational governments, reclaiming the PIR policy space to reflect their own sense of justice.

Degree Name

Political Science

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Department Name

Political Science

First Committee Member (Chair)

Dr. Wendy Hansen & Dr. William Stanley (Co-chairs)

Second Committee Member

Jami Nelson-Nuñez

Third Committee Member

Kathy Powers

Fourth Committee Member

Sara Niedzwiecki

Project Sponsors

Dylan Balch-Lindsay Memorial Scholarship, Dorothy Cline Memorial Fellowship, UNM LAII Ph.D. Fellowship, Inter-American Foundation Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship




Reparations, Victim Participation, Peru, Human Rights, Transitional Justice

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