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Justice, Responsibility and Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict.

Author: Alice MacLachlan; Allen Speight
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2012.
Series: Boston studies in philosophy, religion and public life.
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What are the moral obligations of participants and bystanders during-and in the wake of -a conflict? How have theoretical understandings of justice, peace and responsibility changed in the face of contemporary realities of war? Drawing on the work of leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, political theory, international law, religious studies and peace studies, the collection significantly advances current  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice MacLachlan; Allen Speight
ISBN: 9789400752016 9400752016
OCLC Number: 823386730
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages).
Contents: Justice, Responsibility and Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 The Wake of Conflict: Charting the Terrain; 1.2 Structure and Aims of the Volume; 1.3 Conclusions: Justice, Responsibility and Reconciliation?; References; Part I: What Is War? What Is Peace?; Chapter 2: Truce!; 2.1 The Case for Truces; 2.1.1 The Peace That Kills; 2.1.2 Truces Can Keep Us Safe Too; 2.1.3 How Wars Actually End; 2.1.4 Truces in Political Islam; 2.1.5 War's Allure; 2.2 Truce Thinking; 2.2.1 Optimism About the Passage of Time; 2.2.2 Aim Low. 2.2.3 Irreconcilable Enemies Don't Have to Fight2.3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Peace-less Reconciliation; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Preliminary Clarifications; 3.3 Vagaries of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; 3.4 Reconciliation During Conflict; 3.4.1 Recognition of Asymmetry (When It Is the Fact of the Matter); 3.4.2 Who Is the Victim?; 3.4.3 Narrative and Acknowledgment; 3.5 A Note on Peacemaking and Reconciliation; 3.6 Conclusion --
A Curious Twist of Symmetry; References; Chapter 4: Heidegger and Gandhi: A Dialogue on Conflict and Enmity. 4.1 Beginning with Being: Finitude and the Ethics of Con Ơ̐‚ ict4.2 Self-rule and Pluralism; 4.3 Action and Ideal; References; Chapter 5: Basic Challenges for Governance in Emergencies; 5.1 Setting the Stage and Two Sets of Basic Challenges; 5.2 Second-Order Basic Emergency Challenges; 5.2.1 Emergencies, Foreseeability, and the Importance of Prevention; 5.2.2 When Emergency Prevention Matters; 5.2.2.1 Risk and Risk Assessment; 5.2.2.2 The Value of Risky Behaviour; 5.2.2.3 Burden of Emergency Prevention and Emergency Preventability; 5.3 Some Concluding Remarks About Public Emergencies. Chapter 8: Political Reconciliation, Punishment, and Grudge Informers8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Legal Dilemmas in Transitional Contexts; 8.3 Political Reconciliation; 8.4 Responding to Legal Dilemmas; References; Part III: The Shape of Reconciliation; Chapter 9: Freedom in the Grounding of Transitional Justice; 9.1 TRCs and Anomie; 9.2 Why TRCs?: Considerations of Justice; 9.3 TRCs and Personal Freedom; 9.4 Models of Responding to Conflict; 9.5 Conclusion: The Future of TRCs; References; Chapter 10: Apologizing for Atrocity: Rwanda and Recognition; 10.1 The Adequacy Problem.
Series Title: Boston studies in philosophy, religion and public life.

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What are the moral obligations of participants and bystanders during-and in the wake of -a conflict? How have theoretical understandings of justice, peace and responsibility changed in the face of contemporary realities of war? Drawing on the work of leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, political theory, international law, religious studies and peace studies, the collection significantly advances current literature on war, justice and post-conflict reconciliation. Contributors address some of the most pressing issues of international and civil conflict, including the tension between.

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