"An original and powerful book. It is a valuable collection of essays documenting different ways of reweaving the warp and woof of torn societies through justice-based processes. Its most important contribution, however, is theoretical: a concept of justice that marries individual agency with the life-giving web of human relationships in a way that will benefit theorists and practitioners alike." --Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation "This is an unusual time not because some societies experience massive violence and oppression, but because lawyers, theologians, politicians, and members of civil society fight for responses. In the hands of the scholars whose essays make up this book, projects of truth-telling, reconciliation, and restorative justice become peace-building and social repair -- but also objects of steady and critical inquiries meant to help societies and nations on the aftermath of conflict. Offering unflinching discussions of the 'transitional justice mafia, ' the resources and limitations of religious traditions, punishment, amnesties, reparations, these essays offer needed illumination and analytic tools for those familiar with these issues and for those new to them." --Martha Minow, author of Between Vengeance and Forgiveness
About the Author
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). Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He pursues research on religion and global politics and on reconciliation . He is author most recently of Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation (Oxford, 2012). He works as an activist for reconciliation in Central and Eastern Africa.