Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation
In the wake of massive injustice, how can justice be achieved and peace restored? Is it possible to find a universal standard that will work for people of diverse and often conflicting religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds?
In Just and Unjust Peace, Daniel Philpott offers an innovative and hopeful response to these questions. He challenges the approach to pea...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Oxford University Press
(first published April 28th 2012)
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The author of this book is attempting to argue for an ethic of political reconciliation. “Reconciliation…tells us who ought to do what to whom, for whom and on behalf of whom and the reasons why.” (p. 5) Six practices are associated with it: building socially just institutions and relations between states, acknowledgement, reparations, punishment, apology, and forgiveness. Reconciliation represents a kind of restorative justice more associated with the beliefs of major religions rather than secu...more