Reconciliation as a Concept of Justice

Daniel Philpott

in Just and Unjust Peace

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827565
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949779 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

Reconciliation as a Concept of Justice

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This chapter explicates the meaning and content of reconciliation as a concept of justice. It explains what is distinctive about political reconciliation. It then describes how the same concept of justice is also a concept of peace and of mercy. It distinguishes reconciliation from other leading notions of justice, most importantly, the liberal peace. Finally, it offers a defense of this concept of justice from the perspective of the first tradition: restorative justice.

Keywords: reconciliation; peace; mercy; restorative justice; liberal peace

Chapter.  10123 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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