Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding

Paperback | April 16, 2014

EditorJennifer J. Llewellyn, Daniel Philpott

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All over the world the practice of peacebuilding is beset with common dilemmas: peace versus justice, religious versus secular approaches, individual versus structural justice, reconciliation versus retribution, and the harmonization of the sheer multiplicity of practices involved in repairingpast harms. Progress towards the resolution of these dilemmas requires far more than reforming institutions and practices but rather clear thinking about the more basic questions: What is justice? And how is it related to the building of peace? The twin concepts of reconciliation and restorativejustice, both involving the holistic restoration of right relationship, contain not only a compelling logic of justice but also great promise for resolving peacebuilding's tensions and for constructing and assessing its institutions and practices. This volume furthers this potential by developingnot only the core content of these concepts but also their implications for accountability, forgiveness, reparations, traditional practices, human rights, and international law. While the volume's central orientation is theory, it contains much of interest to a wide range of scholars as well as practitioners. It is both interdisciplinary and accessibly written. It situates its analysis in countries as diverse as South Africa, El Salvador, Canada, and East Timor and in thework of institutions and communities such as the United Nations, the Catholic Church, various indigenous communities, and the international law community. It contains essays by leading scholars of restorative justice, international law, transitional justice, political philosophy and theology.

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All over the world the practice of peacebuilding is beset with common dilemmas: peace versus justice, religious versus secular approaches, individual versus structural justice, reconciliation versus retribution, and the harmonization of the sheer multiplicity of practices involved in repairingpast harms. Progress towards the resolution...

Jennifer J. Llewellyn is the Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. She has publishes and works extensively in the areas of relational theory and restorative justice. Most recently she co-edited the collection Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law (UBC, 2011...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:April 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott: IntroductionJennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott: Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: Twin Frameworks for PeacebuildingAaron P. Boesenecker and Leslie Vinjamuri: Charting the Path of Justice in PeacebuildingJonathan VanAntwerpen: Reconciliation as HeterodoxyLouise Mallinder: Amnesties in the Pursuit of Reconciliation, Peacebuilding and Restorative JusticeStephen J. Pope: The Role of Forgiveness in Reconciliation and Restorative Justice: A Christian Theological PerspectiveCharles Villa-Vicencio: A Way of Being: Living Between Promise and Non-DeliveryJohn Braithwaite: Traditional JusticeJason A. Springs: Doing Justice Differently: From Revolution to Transformation in Restorative Justice and Political Reconciliation