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Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation

Daniel Philpott


In the wake of massive injustice, how can justice be achieved and peace restored? This book offers an innovative and hopeful response to these questions. It challenges the approach to peacebuilding that dominates the United Nations, Western governments, and the human rights community. While this book shares their commitments to human rights and democracy, it argues that these values alone cannot redress the wounds caused by war, genocide, and dictatorship. Both justice and the effective restoration of political order call for a more holistic, restorative approach. The book answers that call by ... More

Keywords: reconciliation, restorative justice, mercy, peace, social justice, acknowledgment, reparations, punishment, forgiveness, apology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199827565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Philpott, author
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame