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Is Reconciliation Fit for Politics?

Daniel Philpott

in Just and Unjust Peace

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827565
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949779 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.003.0006

Series: Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

Is Reconciliation Fit for Politics?

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This chapter considers criticisms of the reconciliation from two perspectives. The first is that of power, consisting of the realist school of international relations thought as well as analogous explanations for domestic politics. The second is that of skeptical versions of liberalism, which view reconciliation as interfering unjustly with personal autonomy. After seeking to answer both kinds of criticism, the chapter critiques liberal consequentialism.

Keywords: realism; liberalism; autonomy; consequentialism

Chapter.  8031 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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