Chapter

Conclusion

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/9780199827565.003.0014

Series: Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

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The conclusion sets forth five reasons why the ethic of political reconciliation matters. First, it matters because justice matters intrinsically. Second, it matters because justice motivates the actual players in the politics of dealing with the past. Third, the ethic contains implications for action, including criteria for judging actions and guidance into making choices about actions. Fourth, the ethic is distinct from other leading paradigms for peacebuilding. Fifth, the ethic makes a place for the contribution of religious traditions to the ethics of peacebuilding and brings them into conversation with secular thinking.

Keywords: political reconciliation; justice; peacebuilding; secular thinking

Chapter.  1394 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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