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Introduction: Rethinking Peace and Justice Conceptually

Pierre Allan and Alexis Keller

in What is a Just Peace?

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199275359
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603686 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199275351.003.0001
Introduction: Rethinking Peace and Justice Conceptually

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War has always been a problem that has plagued our existence, and begged for civility and restriction in its use. The idea behind engaging in war has often been based on assuring a place for peace in the not so distant future, whether the motivation was normative, as within the Just War Doctrine, or simply the hope that victory would lead to the end of organized violence. A group of scholars, intellectuals, and practitioners has been brought together in this volume to posit an alternative route — through justice — to what has thus far been elusive for humankind: a durable peace among and between peoples.

Keywords: just war; justice; peace; law; negotiation; conflict

Chapter.  4951 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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