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What is a Just Peace?

Pierre Allan and Alexis Keller


While an old doctrine of Just War exists, surprisingly little conceptual thinking has gone into what constitutes a Just Peace. This book presents various — and at times conflicting — viewpoints on this question of Just Peace from perspectives originating in political science, history, international law, political philosophy, cultural studies, and theology, as well as from a policy perspective. The book challenges a liberal perception of peace founded on norms claiming universal scope, and instead looks to negotiation for arriving at shared views that help build a consensus on what justice migh ... More

Keywords: just war, justice, peace, law, negotiation, conflict, recognition, renouncement, rule of law, conceptual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275359
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199275351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pierre Allan, editor
Dean of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations, University of Geneva
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Alexis Keller, editor
Senior Research Fellow, Swiss National Science Foundation, and Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University